Shrubs, sometimes climbing. Branches slender, thinly pubescent or glabrescent. Stipules basifixed, lanceolate, caducous; stipels small, bristly; terminal leaflet obovate, 10-13 cm, abaxially with few adpressed hairs, adaxially green, glabrescent, base deltoid, margin entire, apex caudate-acuminate. Racemes up to 15 cm, often fascicled or paniculate; peduncle long, slender. Pedicels slender, clustered at nodes of rachis. Calyx ca. 4 mm, subglabrous; teeth obscure or very broad, lower ones broader. Corolla white to reddish; standard obovate, ca. 1.2 cm, base narrowed into a short claw, without auricles; wings slightly shorter than curved keel; keel equal to standard. Vexillary stamen only free at base, other part joined with filament tube. Legumes straight, 7.5-12.5 cm × 6-12 mm, glabrous. Fl. Sep-Oct.
Altitude: 1300m appx.
Only flowers seen.
Does not match with comparative images at Desmodium
Looks like not matching with efi.
Any idea about the genus ?
… just guessing – Phaseolus ?
Does not seem to match with any of the species in efi so far as per comparative images at Phaseolus
We do not have any species in this genus in efi so far.
SK941 08 JAN-2018 : 14 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
However, it is not in the vicinity of people habitat.
I asked you because pods looked like that.
Appear closer to Desmodium elegans.
I wonder what it could be then?
Is it a climber
Pueraria wallichii DC. as per SK 2232 19 October 2019
SK 2232 19 October 2019 : 21 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)-1, 2 & 2 mb.
Habit : Wild
Attachments (1)- 7 mb.
Attachments (1)- 7 mb.
Attachments (1)- 2 mb.
Scandent / Dangling
so you have pictures of the stem that was dangling? was it woody, hairy etc
Sorry, I could hardly pull the small part of it. By the way stem looks strong and thick like finger !
Flower, calyx remind me of Canavalia sp.
Do you have any habit image ?
Unfortunately, no. Actually I saw a couple of flowers lying on the floor and looked for the mother plant but did not find. After a few distance I saw a branch dangling down and pulled it. It looked like scandent shrub rather than a climber.
That is how I came to guess about the ID. Do you think it is correct ?
I think so. Fabaceae is enormous.
I wonder how you came to this Genus !!
I was checking the drawings of Stainton book and it struck my mind and searched the net and came across POWO image.
GBIF image Thailand Nature Project GBIF
Pueraria wallichii DC.: 9 very high resolution images.
Syn : Pueraria wallichii DC.