Flemingia wightiana Wight & Arn. (syn: Flemingia congesta var. wightiana (Wight & Arn.) Baker
(ambiguous synonym); Moghania wightiana (Wight & Arn.) Mukerjee);
Bhutan (N); India (N); Andhra Pradesh; Karnataka; Orissa; Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka (N) as per ILDIS;
Shrubs; branchlets tawny pubescent, terete. Terminal leaflet to 10 x 4 cm, lateral to 8 x 3 cm, oblanceolate, acuminate, inequilateral, gland dotted beneath, ferrugenous tomentose, tri-nerved; petiole 6 cm long, petiolule 0.5 cm. Racemes axillary, to 6 cm long; flowers brownish; calyx tube 1 mm, lobes 8 and 6 mm, lanceolate, glandular pubescent; standard petal 8 x 5 mm; wings 8 mm, oblong; keel 8 mm long; staminal tube 6 mm, filaments 2 mm; ovary 2 mm, pubescent, style glabrous, stigma capitate. Pod 1 x 0.5 cm, turgid oblong, glandular, pubescent; seeds 2, nonseptate.
Flowering and fruiting: January-April
Moist deciduous forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
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The petiole is narrowly winged; inflorescence dense. Size of parts not evident. Is this a Flemingia sp.?
… doubt is correct. Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr. Red glands on the Calyx is distinct.
Thanks … This is new plant for me..
Thanks … for sharing this plant.
Thank you very much … and … for the ID.
Especially for the key character of calyx with red glands helps me separate macrophylla and semialata (context: my post of Flemimgia from Pachmarhi).
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Saw this climbing Shrub en-route Mullayangiri peak (Karnataka).
Bot. name: Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr.
Date/Time: 25-01-2014 / 11:00AM
This looks different from other images at Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr.