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Bhutan (N) ; China (N) ; Guangdong ; Guangxi ; Guizhou ; Yunnan ; Hainan (N) ; India (N); Arunachal Pradesh; Assam; Manipur; Meghalaya ; Sikkim ; West Bengal; Japan (N) ; Laos (N) ; Myanmar (N) ; Nepal (N); Ryukyu Is (N); Taiwan (N) ; Thailand (N); Vietnam (N) as per ILDIS;

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Mucuna macrocarpa Wall. (accepted name) ??? : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)

Location: Surbinayak, Gundu, Nepal  
Date: 28 March 2017
Altitude: 5400 ft.

I think appears close as per images at


Flowers bicoloured, pubescent at apex. So it is Mucuna macrocarpa Wall.


Yes this is Mucuna monosperma. please wait for the fruit.

The fruit is available in efi thread


Thanks, … But it is Mucuna macrocarpa & not Mucuna monosperma


Yes it is….. i was confused with the flowers of M. macrocarpa.


I mean it is M. macrocarpa not M. monosperma


Mucuna macrocarpa Wall. (accepted name)

Nepali Name : बल्डेङ्ग्रा Baldengraa


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Requesting ID of this plant : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors. 

Place : Phawngpui, MizoramAltitude : ca. 20,000 m. Date : 11-04-2012. Habitat : Wild


Could you pl. post a high resolution image?



Any idea about the genus?


Mucuna


It may be Mucuna.


Mucuna bracteata, M.imbricata, M.monosperma, M.nigricans and M.pruriens are recorded in Mizoram


I think it should be Mucuna macrocarpa Wall. as per GBIF– specimen 1 and specimen 2 and specimen 3

Looks different from other species as per comparative images at Mucuna and pods in GBIF of M.nigricans (specimen), of Mucuna bracteata (specimen)

Mucuna macrocarpa Wall.  ???


That is what I stated.


Please forgive me for hi jacking this thread. While in Sikkim  in 2011 I took a single pic showing a flower that looks to me identical to the one in this thread. I had thought it to be cauliflory and thought maybe Mucuna sp? Please would you learned people  see if you agree.

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Yes seems similar.



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References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  GBIF (with type specimen) Flora of China
FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- details with keys)

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