India (N) :  Andhra Pradesh ; Arunachal Pradesh ; Assam ; Bihar ; Delhi; Gujarat ; Haryana ; Himachal Pradesh ; Jammu-Kashmir ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Madhya Pradesh ; Maharashtra ; Orissa; Pondicherry ; Punjab ; Rajasthan ; Tamil Nadu; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal ; Yanan ; Pakistan (N) ; Sri Lanka (N) as per ILDIS;


Slender climbers; branchlets hispid, spreading. Leaves alternate, trifoliate, to 6 cm; leaflets obovate-suborbicular, 2.5-3 x 2.5-3 cm, as long as broad, chartaceous, terminal one equilateral; laterals oblique, base subacute-cuneate, margin entire, apex rotund; petiole to 8 cm; petiolule to 2 mm; stipules to 2.5 mm; stipels minute. Racemes axillary or leaf-opposed, to 3 cm, capitate; peduncle to 4 cm, with a slender leafless shoot near the middle; bracts to 3 mm; pedicel to 6 mm. Calyx gland-dotted. Petals exserted, yellow. Pod ovoid, 0.8 x 1 cm, transversely wrinkled, softly pilose, gland-dotted; seeds 2, strophiolate.

Flowering and fruiting: October
Evergreen forests
India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


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Fwd: Plant id request – a Fabaceae member : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- around 400 kb each. 

I have received  photographs from one of my friends from Chennai for ID of the photographs attached h/w.
Plant growing on a small hillock, ground hugging tri-foliate leaves, flowers on the lower level not visible unless top cover opened, yellow with keel.
May request your help in ID of the plant. 


It is Rhynchosia capitata.  



Yes it is Rhynchosia capitata 




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