Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth., F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Jungh.: 245 (1852) (syn: Flemingia strobilifera var. fruticulosa (Wall. ex Benth.) Baker, Maughania fruticulosa (Wall. ex Benth.) Mukerjee);
Indian Subcontinent to China (Yunnan): Assam, China South-Central, India, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Trailing Wild Hops

Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth. submission AS24 October 22: 7 images.
Here’s a new addition to eFlora of India website.

Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth.
Family – Fabaceae
Synonyms – Flemingia strobilifera var. fruticulosa (Wall. ex Benth.) Baker & Maughania fruticulosa (Wall. ex Benth.) Mukerjee
Flemingia fruticulosa is allied to Flemingia  strobilifera but differs from it by its trailing habit,  short petiole, ovate-elliptic leaflets and persistent stipules. 
In this name specific epithet “fruticulosa” refers to trailing shrubby habit of this species.
Photographed in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh (elevation – 2000 m asl)
In September 2022

Do we have any other similar observation kept under Flemingia strobilifera in eFI site?

Yes …, I can see some images of Flemingia fruticulosa on our Flemingia strobilifera page. I will comment and correct them tomorrow…

Checklist of Nepal


SK1490 05 Oct 2018 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each.

Location: Phedi, Nagarkot
Date: 21August 2018
Elevation:5500 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Young plant! I guess again Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W. T. Aiton !

I support.

flemingia strobilifera, ok. i have never seen their basal leaves, only 3 to 4 feet tall plants

First time for me too …

Efi page available at

This is Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth.

Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W. T. Aiton : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) – around 800 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 27 October 2018
Elevation: 7000 ft.
Habit : Wild

This is Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth., please note the trailing habit of plant which easily distinguishes it from Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.Aiton

Flemingia chappar: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Sharing some pictures which I guess is Flemingia chappar. But the plant was not so tall and almost running parallel to the ground or wall.
It was shot at Nagarkot Nepal on 13 August 2016 at 6800 ft.

I think this plant is Flemingia stobilifera………….

I also thought so but confused ! As per the FoI F.strobilifera is 2 m. tall and flowering from Oct- Dec. I think it matches as described in th FoC so it should be F.strobilifera.

I also think matches with images at /species/a—l/f/fabaceae/flemingia/flemingia-strobilifera

This is Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth., please note the trailing habit of plant which easily distinguishes it from closely allied Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.Aiton


Gori Valley Tour 2012: Flemingia strobilifera: 5 correct images as above.
This was also shot from various locations around Chokori nad Munsiyari. Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W. T. Aiton. I hope the id is correct..

Extremely good photographs. Thanks …

This is Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth. except for image 6 & 7 which I think must be of a different plant and from different locality…


Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Fleminfia strobilifera:: GV :: NS OCT 59/59 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
This species is quite common in Gori Valley area…
Flemingia strobilifera..

This is Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth., please note the trailing habit of plant which easily distinguishes it from Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.Aiton


All are Flemingia fruticulosa except third post which is F. bracteata. I have commented on that post seperately.


POWO  Catalogue of Life  Flowers of India
Taxonomic revision of the genus Flemingia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) in IndiaSandip Kisan Gavade, Laurentius Josephus Gerardus van der Maesen, Manoj Madhwanand Lekhak (Abstract: Indian Flemingia species are grouped under five subgenera, namely ChalariaFlemingiastrumLepidocomaOstryodium and Rhynchosioides. Here, we revise the taxonomy of the genus (excluding subg. Rhynchosioides) based on the study of live material and preserved specimens. We report 21 species and one variety (22 taxa) in India, of which one variety is endemic, i.e. F. praecox var. robusta. All the taxa have been described, illustrated and their ecology discussed. In the process, twelve binomials (F. angustifoliaF. blancoanaF. chapparF. congestaF. grahamianaF. latifoliaF. macrophyllaF. nudifloraF. paniculataF. strictaF. wallichii and F. wightiana) and one trinomial (F. praecox var. robusta) are lectotypified. F. sericans and F. stricta subsp. pteropus are proposed as new synonyms for F. macrophylla and F. stricta, respectively. F. parviflora, an Australian species, is recorded for India. F. strobilifera var. nudiflora is raised to the species level and a new combination proposed, i.e. F. nudifloraF. tiliacea is relegated to the synonymy of F. nudiflora. A taxonomic key for the subgenera and species therein is provided for easy identification. Additionally, distributional maps for the genus and species are given)