Polygala tricholopha Chodat, Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 31(2): 98, pl. 17, f. 20 1893. (syn: Polygala hasskarlii Merr. & Chun; Polygala laotica Gagnep.);

China (?Guangxi, Hainan, SW-Yunnan), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, India (West
Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya), Sikkim, Bhutan
, Myanmar [Burma], peninsular
Malaysia, Sumatra
as per Catalogue of Life;


Straggling shrubs, about 2-5 m tall. Stems slender, with projecting scars or cicatrices or fallen leaves. Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic-oblong, about 9-15 x 3-5 cm across, base cuneate to subrounded, margin entire, apex acuminate, chartaceous to subleathery, coriaceous, green glabrous above and paler subglaucous beneath, midrib impressed above and prominent beneath, lateral veins about 7-9 on either side of the midrib, anastomosing near the margins, veinlets reticulate, petiole about 5-10 mm long, stipules absent. Inflorescence in terminal or extra axillary, leaf opposed, paniculate racemes in zig zag rachis, pubescent, drooping, about 9-10 cm long. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, yellow, about 1.5-1.7 cm across, pedicels about 3 mm long, bracts linear lanceolate, apex acute, caducous, bracteoles caducous, sepals 5, unequal, in 2 series, usually outer 3 small, outer solitary one obovate to linear lanceolate, margin ciliolate, outer paired sepals, suborbicular to ovate, margins ciliate, apex emarginated to obtuse, about 3-4 mm long, inner 2 larger petaloid winged sepals, elliptic-obovate, apex obtuse, margins revolute, about 6-7 mm across, enlarged in fruit, many-veined, veinlets anastomosing, petals 3, yellow, lobed, middle ones about 6-8 mm long, keeled, with about 1-3 mm long pedicel crest, lateral ones orbicular, about 10-13 mm long, base clawed, divided in number of appendages. Stamens 8, monadelphous, filaments united basally, variously free above, into a somewhat tubular split staminal sheath, about 2.5-3 mm long, anthers sessile, conical, basifixed, dehiscing from the terminal pore. Ovary laterally compressed, ovate, bilocular, anatropous ovules 2, style terminal, about 6 mm long, stigma lateral, bilobed unequally. Fruit capsule, compressed or flattened, elliptic to suborbicular, apex emarginated, beaked, about 4-7 x 6-7 mm across, margined with wings, dehiscing loculicidal, dark reddish purple. Seeds 2, subglobose-obovoid, caruncle tri-lobed, black.

Forests slopes, altitude 1000-2000 m.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi as per India Biodiversity Portal)


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MS July, 2018/09 Climber for id. : 19 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Date : 10-07-2018
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild


Appears to be some Fabaceae member


Pl try to check at the given link. 


Could not find a match at comparative images at /species/a—l/f/fabaceae


Same climber ?


Could be Marstesia assamica !! If pics of seeds and pods are available it would be easy to identify 


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Same climber.

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Any idea about the genus under Fabaceae?


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Fruits of the same climber. Any idea about the genus under Fabaceae?

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Its a species of Polygala (Polygalaceae)


At least not a Marstesia assamica


It apparently looks like a Polygalaceae member. I need some close up of flowers to confirm the genus and species


This should be: Plant ID: Polygala tricholopha Chodat


Thanks a lot, …
Another suggestion of Polygala tricholopha Chodat by … appears more closer as per images/ illustration as below:

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