Rhynchosia suaveolens

Rhynchosia suaveolens (L.f.) DC. (syn. Glycine suaveolens L.f.; Hedysarum venosum Rottler);

India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh; Goa; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala; Maharashtra ; Orissa ; Tamil Nadu ; Sri Lanka (N) as per ILDIS;

Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India (2000- Description & Keys- R. rufescens, suaveolens, capitata, heynei & minima)

Viscous hairy erect undershrubs. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; leaflets up to 8 cm long, acute, ovate acuminate. Peduncles axillary, 2-flowered; flowers yellow; bracts usually caducous; Calyx not accrescent, lobes lanceolate, acuminate, nearly equal. Petals included or exserted. Stamens diadelphous; anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, usually 2-rarely 1-ovuled; style long, filiform, much incurved; stigma capitate. Pod indented without between the seeds and with a partition within; seeds 2, strophiolate.
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Dry deciduous forests
India and Sri Lanka

images by Ranjini Kamath



Wild Flower for ID-071009-RK-2 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Request Id of this wild flower. Bannarghatta Forest. 07-10-09
This is Rhynchosia, most probably R. suaveolens.

images by Renee Vyas  

Herb for ID : 20102013 : RV 1 : Attachments (3).  6 posts by 4 authors.
Please identify this small herb found growing in wild near Hampi, Karnataka...... picture taken on 15th Oct,13.
I have posted the same plant for ID. It may be some Rhynchosia species that I am unable to place.
Please check it for Rhynchosia suaveolens.
Yes it is Rhychosia suaveolens

images by S. Ingalhalikar 

Fabaceae undershrub for ID from N Karnataka : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Please help ID this undershrub found on rocky hill in N Karnataka in Oct.
Branches 50 cm long, many from base, terete. Leaves 3 foliolate, 3-5 cm; petioles 2-3 cm; lateral leaflets 1-1.5 cm; sessile, ovate, acute, oblique at base; terminal leaflet 2-2.5 cm, rhomboid ovate, acute; petiolule 8 mm. Flowers 2 on slender axillary peduncles 2-3 cm long; pedicels 5-8 mm; calyx 5-7 mm; lobes 3-5 mm long; corolla 8 mm. Pods 1.5x0.7 cm; flat, beaked, 2 seeded. Whole plant silky tomentose.
May be a sp of Rhynchosia.
Rhynchosia suaveolens as per another thread.

Identification of Plant specimen : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 MB each.
Please help me to identify the specimen attached.
Place: Vellore, Tamilnadu
Date: 08.02.15

Subherb trailing on the ground. Sepals equal to petals. Leaves pubescent.
I infer that it could be Rhynchosia rufescens.
Yes he is right. It must be Rhynchosia suaveolens 
For Id climber- 021109Jm2 : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 3 authors.
On 11/10/09 in Ananthagiri HIll forest in Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh.
Please check with Rhyncosia aurea of Fabaceae.
Thanks, ...,
Rhyncosia aurea is a syn. of Rhyncosia capitata as per link:
& seems to differ form my posted pictures as per links:
and also not there in Forest Flora of AP as per link:

It appears like Rhynchosia minima L. (DC.) as per links:
Pl. confirm.
On further checking, I find it more closer to images at Rhynchosia suaveolens (L.f.) DC.