Grey Snoutbean
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Grey Snoutbean
P Native Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Grey Snoutbean
Botanical name: Rhynchosia cana    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Glycine cana

Grey Snoutbean is a subshrub with branchlets glandular sticky, velvet-hairy. Leaves are trifoliate, terminal leaflets up to 5 x 2.5 cm, laterals 3 x 1.5 cm, ovate, pointed, inequilateral, velvet-hairy; stipule 2 mm, lanceshaped. Flowers are borne in leaf-axils, in pairs, yellow; flower-stalks 5 mm, deflexed; bracts 1.5 mm; calyx tube 2 mm, lobes 3 and 1 mm, lanceshaped, velvet-hairy; flower 8 mm long; staminal tube 5 mm; anthers uniform; ovary velvet-hairy, stigma capitate. Pod 1.5 x 0.7 cm, oblong, puberulus to hairless; seeds 1 or 2. Grey Snoutbean is found in Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh.

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