Rusty Snoutbean
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Rusty Snoutbean
P Native Shrub trifoliate Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Rusty Snoutbean
Botanical name: Rhynchosia rufescens    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Flemingia rothiana, Glycine rufescens

Rusty Snoutbean is shrub with trailing branches, glandular-hairy. Leaves are trifoliate; leaflets 6.5 x 2.5 cm, ovate, pointed, rounded at base; leaf-stalk 4-5 cm long; stipules ovate. Flowers are borne in short racemes; calyx 8 mm long, sepals oblong, blunt; petals included, yellow; standard 7 mm diam., round, hairless; wings 5 mm long, oblong. Pods 7 x 5 mm, ovoid, turgid, minutely bristly; seed-1, black. Rusty Snoutbean is found in Indo-Malesia. In India it is found in Kerala and Karnataka.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in Ananthapur district, Andhra Pradesh.

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