Bhutan (N) ; Cambodia (N); India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh; Arunachal Pradesh; Assam ; Gujarat ; Himachal Pradesh; Jammu-Kashmir ; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra ; Manipur; Orissa ; Punjab; Rajasthan; Sikkim ; Tripura ; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal; Myanmar (N); Nepal (N); Pakistan (I); Thailand (N); Vietnam (N) as per ILDIS;

Large woody climber. Leaves 7-9-foliate, 20-40cm, leaflets obovate or oblong, 7-15(-18) x 4-7(-11)cm, subacute or shortly acuminate, base rounded, glabrous above pubescent beneath, sometimes only on veins; stiples subulate, 1-2mm, deciduous. Panicles racemiform, 12-15cm, flowers borne in small clusters. Calyx 4mm, obscurely toothed, sericeous. Petals yellowish-green, standard suborbicular, 12 x 12mm, bilobed at apex, base shortly clawed and with 2 rounded auricles, sericeous dorsally, wings and keel ± as long as standard, obovate, narrowed into a long claw at base. Pods compressed, 109-18 x 2-2.7cm, woody, densely brown tomentose, seeds 4-6(-8), broadly elliptic, 15 x 10mm, dark brown, glossy.

Fl. May-June
Subtropical forests, climbing often on tall trees.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

Millettia extensa submission AS2 Jan21: 9 images.

Millettia extensa (Benth.) Baker
Family – Fabaceae
Photographed near Bhambla, Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh
In mid July 2020

Wonderful presentation …, I too collected, thanks for sharing,


Millettia extensa (Benth.) Baker is a dextrorse thick climber in lower and mid hills (300-1500m) of Uttarakhand. It is wide spread in the Himalaya from Kashmir to Sikkim and Assam (including Nepal & Bhutan) as mentioned by Sanjappa (1992).
This solitary photograph was taken near Jeolikot, on way to Naini Tal from Haldwani in Uttarakhand.
It is not represented in eFI.


SK 2274 05 November 2019 : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 & 5 mb.
Location:  Ranimahal, Palpa
Date: 25 September 2019
Elevation:453 m.
Habit : Wild
Which Fabaceae ??

Attachments (3)- 1, 2 & 2 mb.

Pinnate leaf, leaflets 7 to 9 ? flat pod golden villous.
Millettia ?

I shall check …

Millettia fruticosa (DC.) Benth. ex Baker ??

Book link
Book link
I failed to get a description for this species on internet. Though POWO image more or less matches with it.

try Millettia auriculata
plantillustrations occurs in Himalayas Nepal etc and leaves veins 10-11 and stipules of the leaflet very similar. fruit capsule shape is similar except in the photo its fuzzy surface. need to know if it really is fuzzy

Yes it could be Millettia extensa Benth. ex Baker …!
I tried all listed in Nepal and guessed accordingly.
Shall we wait for further opinion ?

Thanks, …, for the id.
Flora of Bhutan gives the following keys:
1. Standard pubescent or sericeous dorsally; pods tomentose; leaves 5-9-foliate ………………………………………………….. .. Species 1 & 2
+ Standard glabrous dorsally; pods glabrous (pubescent when young in M.pachycarpa but then leaves 1 1-17-foliate) ……………….. .. Species 3 & 4
1. M. extensa (Bentham) Baker; M. auriculata Brandis. Nep: Kurku. Large woody climber. Leaves 7-9-foliate… 
2. M. cinerea Bentham.  Similar to M. extensa but leaves 5-foliate
In view, it appears close to M. extensa (Bentham) Baker as per keys above.
Also matches with Herbarium specimen at GBIF



Id, Vagha-munda,Odisa 2. : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Pl confirm id of the plant from Vagha-munda, Odisa

Please send the full photograph, possibly with flowers and foliage intact.

Appears to be some Fabaceae (Leguminosae) member.

Pl. check Millettia extensa (Benth.) Baker
To me appears close.

I hope you’re right …


SK 2957 10 September 2021: 4 high res. images.
Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude: 1092m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild

Millettia extensa

Millettia extensa Benth.


SK 3757 22 June 2023: 5 very high res. images.

Location:  Rimna, Jajarkot, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 800m.
Habit : Wild

Millettia glaucescens Kurz ??

Millettia extensa (Benth.) Baker ??

Yes, appears close to images at


Fabaceae: Millettia extensa Benth. ex Baker: 1 image.
synonyms: Millettia auriculata Baker, Millettia auriculata Brandis, Millettia macrophylla Kurz location/date: Semadoh, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994




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