Flemingia nana Roxb. ex W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 4: 350 (1812) (syn: Flemingia congesta var. nana (Roxb. ex W.T.Aiton) Baker ; Flemingia macrophylla var. nana (Roxb. ex W.T.Aiton) Sasaki ; Maughania nana (Roxb. ex W.T.Aiton) Mukerjee);
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Indian Subcontinent to Thailand, Hainan: Hainan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, West Himalaya as per POWO;
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Asia: India (Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maha-rashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand) as per Taxonomic revision of the genus Flemingia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) in India (pdf)- Sandip Kisan Gavade, Laurentius Josephus Gerardus van der Maesen, Manoj Madhwanand Lekhak- November 2020 Webbia 75(2):141-218;
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ID for plant 290709 JameenPalash : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 3 authors.
Please Identify this plant which i collected from Melghat in January this year.
the plant is locally called Jameen PALASH.
the plant is stemless with 3-5  leaves which are 3-foliate (Just like Butea sps). the petioles being very long and channelled. the inflorescence arises very closely to ground (sometime even when the plant is leafless). flowers are arranged in dense erect raceme. the fruits are inflated with only a single seed. the outer surface of fruit has powdery orange-coloured grains which stick to the finger when touched.
i hope this information would be sufficient for the identification

This may be Spatholobus parviflorus…?


thanx for the prompt reply.

i searched it with Spatholobus parviflorus but my plant does not match with the above plant as the fruit in my case are only 1 cm long and inflated where as Spatholobus parviflorus shows butes-like fruits. please see the attachment.


Well… then please check with genus-Glycine


…, first glimpse of inflorescence in the thumbnail reminded me of Mucuna species but the flowers seem different, they resemble Crotalaria verrucosa; again the fruits reminds me of Crotalariabut these are vague thoughts … I too am keen on knowing the ID.

This a species of Flemingia. It may be F. nana. Please check it, Generally found in teak forests of central india. You may check the flora of Melghat(1968) by R.I.Patel and another Flora of melghat tiger Reserve (1988) by Dhore, M.A and P.A.Joshi.


i checked the plant in Cooke’s Flora and yes it is Flemingia nana.
the winged petiole and glandular calyx confirms it. also the turgid pods with viscid reddish glands identifies it.
Thank you … for the interaction.


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Fabaceae: Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Kuntze ex Merr.: 1 image.
synonyms: Flemingia philippinensis Merr. & Rolfe, Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Kuntze ex Prain, Flemingia congesta W.T.Aiton
location/date: between Semadoh to Chikaldara, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994


Pl. see keys at p.152 and illustration at p. 162 at Taxonomic revision of the genus Flemingia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) in India November 2020 Webbia 75(2):141-218


 

 

 


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References:
POWO  specimen  Catalogue of Life  Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal
Taxonomic revision of the genus Flemingia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) in India (pdf)- Sandip Kisan Gavade, Laurentius Josephus Gerardus van der Maesen, Manoj Madhwanand Lekhak- November 2020 Webbia 75(2):141-218
The occurrence of Flemingia nana Roxb. (Fabaceae) in Andhra Pradesh– January 1996

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