Jewel Vine is an evergreen climbing branched shrub having twining habit. It
has a tap root system without aerial roots. Leaves are compound, alternate,
leaf axis upto 19 cm long, solid, woody, green. Leaflets are
elliptic-lancelike, entire, blunt, hairless. Inflorescence is a
raceme of pea-like flowers, twice as long as the leaves. Flowers are pale
rose colored. Th standard petal is 10-11 mm long. Fruit 2.5-7.5 cm long, 9-12
mm broad, narrowed at both ends, 1-4 seeded.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
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