Mucuna macrocarpa Wall.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Galedupa macrocarpa Roxb.; Mucuna castanea Merr.; Mucuna collettii Lace; Mucuna ferruginea Matsum.; Mucuna irukanda Ohwi; Mucuna subferruginea Hayata; Mucuna wangii Hu Pillera macrocarpa (Wall.) Endl.; Stizolobium macrocarpum (Wall.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Mucuna macrocarpa Wall.
  • Key identification features : Mucuna macrocarpa is distinctive in its leaves usually without persistent stipels, flowers usually bicolored with conspicuously pubes­cent petal margins at apex, and legume large and linear with thickened but unwinged margin. It is often confused in fruit with M. sempervirens, which differs by its indumentum sparse, pale; flowers not pubescent at their apex; and fruit with finer, more regular, reticulate surface pat­terning and a distinct rounded margin along both sutures. Mucuna bo­dinieri also has similar flowers and fruit but differs markedly by its rounded leaflets with dense pale indumentum. Large-flowered forms of M. macrocarpa with persistent stipels can be confused in flower with M. macrobotrys, which is distinguished by the uniformly purple corolla, wings often relatively broader, and standard often shorter relative to keel.
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Manipur : Manipur
  • Native : Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of Dr. M Sanjappa
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Mucuna macrocarpa. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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