Mucuna pruriens: (Mixed thread): 1 high res. image.
Family: Fabaceae
Location: Rajouri j and k
Date: 2 June 2021


What is this, …?
Does not appear like fruits of Mucuna pruriens var. pruriens


Not sure about this sir


Any other images, …?


No, I don’t.


Is this Mucuna sp. ??


I do not think so. Wool like things appear to be coming out of long pods.


It may be insect gall developed from the pod.


it is not Mucuna; some fungal growth at nodes; pls observe closely


…, host plant should ve some Indigofera sp. This hairy growth appears to be some fungal growth.

I have also seen it in my area.


Yes its some plant pathogenic fungus. I have no idea about genus/species so far but i have observed same on Indigofera sp. plant few years back which i earlier thought to be some insect attack however i couldn’t find any trace of insect on closer examination.


Perhaps some disease caused by Phytoplasma.


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