Vigna adenantha (G.Mey.)Marechal & al., Taxon 27: 202 (1978) (syn: Dolichos oleraceum Schum.; Phaseolus adenanthus G.Mey.; Phaseolus adenanthus var. caeduorus (Benth.)Hassl.; Phaseolus adenanthus var. radicans (Benth.)Hassl.; Phaseolus alatus Roxb.; Phaseolus amarus auct. non L.; Phaseolus amoenus Macfad.; Phaseolus barbulatus Benth.; Phaseolus brevipes Benth.; Phaseolus caeduorum Benth.; Phaseolus caracalla auct. non L.; Phaseolus cirrosus Kunth; Phaseolus cuernavacanus Rose; Phaseolus cumingii Benth.; Phaseolus latifolius Benth.; Phaseolus macfadyeni Steud.; Phaseolus occidentalis Rose; Phaseolus radicans Benth.; Phaseolus rostratus Wall.; Phaseolus senegalensis Guill. & Perr.; Phaseolus subtortus Benth.; Phaseolus surinamensis Miq.; Phaseolus truxillensis Kunth; Vigna caracalla sensu auct.; Vigna gentryi (Standl.)Stainier & F.Horvat);
Tropics & Subtropics as per POWO;
Andaman Is; Angola; Bismarck Archipelago; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Caribbean-TRP; Colombia; Costa Rica; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia The; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Guyana; Hawaii; India; Indonesia; Irian Jaya; Laos; Liberia; Madagascar; Malaysia; Mali; Marquesas; Mauritius; Mexico; Nigeria; Northern Marianas; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peninsular Malaysia; Philippines; Reunion; Ryukyu Is; Sao Tome & Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Society Is; Solomon Is; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Sulawesi; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Togo; Tubai Is; Vietnam; Zaire as per Catalogue of Life;

Twining or trailing perennial herbs; stems glabrescent. leaflets 3-8 x 1.8-4 cm, ovate, ovate-elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, base rounded, apex acute or acuminate, both surfaces with adpressed sparse pubescence; petiole 3-8 cm long; stipules 4-7 mm long, lanceolate, basifixed. Racemes 5-14 cm long, 6-10-flowered. Flowers 2-3 cm long; pedicels 2-3 mm long; bracts ovate-oblong. Calyx tube 3-4 mm long, sparsely pubescent; upper lobes partially connate; lower lobe c. 4 mm long, lanceolate. Petals dark pink or cream-coloured; standard 2.2-2.8 x 2.3-2.5 cm, suborbicular, emarginate, cream-coloured; wings obovate, pink; keels spirally incurved. Ovary linear, pubescent; style deflexed, hairy towards apex. Pods 6-11 x 0.6-15-seeded. Seeds reniform, black.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Coastal areas along the banks of backwaters
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)


Climber id from Bangladesh_sm_3000 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 Mb.

Habitat : Bush in sandy area

Location : Saint Martin Island, Bangladesh
Flowering : November
Photo taken : Nov, 2018

Appears to be some Vigna species. Pl. check comparative images at

Please check Fabaceae from your area.

It is a member of Fabaceae

Vigna adenantha (G.Mey.) Marechal


References: POWO (Leptospron adenanthum (G.Mey.) A.Delgado) Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  Flickr  India Biodiversity Portal  Wikimedia Commons  Useful Tropical Plants  USDA  swbiodiversity

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