Cajanus mollis (Benth.) Maesen, Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap.85(4): 154 (1985 publ. 1986) (syn: Atylosia glandulosa Dalzell ; Atylosia mollis Benth.; Cantharospermum molle (Benth.) Taub. ; Collaea cinerascens Graham ; Collaea mollis Graham ; Dolichos blandus Graham ; Dolichos crassus Graham);
Pakistan to China (Yunnan): Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Twining perennial herb. leaves subdigitately 3-foilate; petioles 3-8cm, leaflets ovate-elliptic or rombhic 4-7 x 2.5-6cm, acute, base cuneate, pubescent especially beneath, glandular, stiples sublate 2-3mm, stipules minute, deciduous. Racemes 6-15 flowered, 5-7 bracts ovate 8-14 x 6-10mm, deciduous. Calyx tube 5mm, teeth 3-5mm. Petals yellow 1.3-2.5cm, standard broadly oblong or obovate, 13-22 x 12-15mm, wings elliptic, blade 10-17 x 4-5mm with 2 auricles at base ,the lower one short, te upper almost as long as basal claw, keel oblong 10-16 x 5-6mm, upcurved and rounded distally. Pods 4-5*0.7-0.9cm, rounded at apex, often bearing persistent style, densely pubescent, grooved almost at right angles at sutures, 6-9-seeded, seeds oblong, brown or blackish 3.5-4*2.5-3mm, aril 0.5mm, yellowish.
Climbing on trees
(Attributions: A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Cajanus mollis (Benth.) Maesen: 9 very high res. images.
Location: Chalnakhel, Kathmandu, Nepal
I think it is possible as per keys in Flora of China (and at https://efloraofindia.com/2011/02/12/cajanus/) and GBIF specimens (one and two).
In view, can your observations at Cajanus grandiflorus (Baker) Maesen, also be of this species (as per listing in Checklist of Nepal)?
10 very high res. images.
SK 2263 31 October 2019 : 17 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)- 1, 2 & 2 mb.
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How many seeds per pod ?
Inflorescence makes me think of Rhynchosia capitata
let it grow the seeds and then we can decide, if that’s possible
It is too too far away, about 350 km from Kathmandu for the follow-up !
Any idea about the genus ? Tried in Flora of Bhutan, but could not find.
I think same as in SK 2227 17 October 2019
Rhynchosia falconeri also does not look a match.
Cajanus ? C. elongatus or C. villosus ?
I think this is Cajanus grandiflorus (Bentham ex Baker) Maesen (Atylosia grandiflora Bentham ex Baker in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 2: 214. 1876; Dunbaria pulchra Baker; Pueraria seguinii H. Léveillé) as per GBIF High resolution specimen High resolution specimen Flora of China FOC illustration CFH POWO
Cajanus grandiflorus (Benth. ex Baker) Maesen has got no distribution in Nepal.
I guess it should be Cajanus mollis (Benth.) Maesen as well.
Size of flowers and pods ? Infloresacence ? Rhynchosia ?
Two, Dunbaria rotundifolia (Lour.) Merr. and Dunbaria punctata (Wight & Arn.) Benth.
are listed in Nepal but does not look like matching !
Pl. check with keys of Fabaceae in Flora of Bhutan.
Pl. check comparative images at Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Cajanus mollis (Benth.) Maesen !
Possible as per Cajanus mollis (Benth.) Maesen
Legume (Phaseolus/Vigna?) for ID from Chakrata-GS17122021-8: 6 high res. images.
Please help with the ID of legume, possibly Phaseolus or Vigna, from Tiger fall area, Chakrata, Uttarakhand, 18-9-2011
I think it is Cajanus grandiflorus (Baker) Maesen, as per images and details herein.
I think it may also be Cajanus mollis (Benth.) Maesen as per images and details herein.
I guess you are right
POWO Catalogue of Life GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China Flora of Pakistan Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Pan India Bouquets India Biodiversity Portal Bhutan Biodiversity Portal