Deccan Pigeonpea
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Deccan Pigeonpea
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Deccan Pigeonpea • Kannada: ಹಾಯ್ನೀ ತೊಗರಿ haaynee togari • Konkani: हाय्नी तोरी haaynee tori • Malayalam: ഹായ്നീ തുവര haynee tuvara • Marathi: हाय्नी तूर haaynee tur • Tamil: ஹாய்நீ துவரை haaynee tuvarai Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Cajanus heynei    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Atylosia kulnensis, Cajanus kulnensis, Dunbaria heynei

Deccan pigeonpea is an annual slender climbing herb with stem patently hairy, and trifoliate leaves with hairy leaflets. Leaflets are obovate, with a tapering tip, lateral leaflets obliqe, woolly, up to 7 x 4.5 cm. Flowers are yellow, pea-flower shaped, 2 cm long, confined towards the tip of leaf-axil racemes. Sepal-cup is red, velvet-hairy. Pods are hairy, 3 cm long; 4-5 seeded. Deccan pigeonpea is native to SW India and Sri Lanka. Flowering: October-February.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed at Anshi, Karnataka.

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