Mucuna bennettii

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Vinay Thite

Aug 8, 2023, 6:24:55 AM8/8/23
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I did not find any page for Mucuna bennettii in efloraofindia. Hence sharing few photos of this creeper.

Date/Time- 6 AUG 2023

Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Lalbagh, Bengaluru. 12°56'59.4"N 77°35'06.2"E

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Botanical Garden

Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber

Height/Length- 2 meters, Supported on frame.

Leaves - Trifoliate leaves

Flower – Red, papilionaceous flower

Tiny buds were observed on 23 JUL 2023.

Fully developed buds were observed on 30 JUL 2023.

Fully open flowers were observed on 6 AUG 2023.

Other synonyms reported on internet - Mucuna benettii, Mucuna bennettii, Mucuna warburgii, Mucuna albertisii, Mucuna novoguineensis

Mucuna bennettii is native to Papua New Guinea.

Mucuna bennettii is commonly known as New-Guinea creeper or Scarlet Jade Vine.

It is named as ಕೆಂಪು ಹವಳದ ಬಳ್ಳಿ  (केंपु हवळदा बळ्ळि) in Kannada

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Aug 9, 2023, 12:04:20 AM8/9/23
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Superb photos and  narration !

J.M. Garg

Aug 19, 2023, 11:40:03 AM8/19/23
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With regards,

J.M. Garg

Aug 27, 2023, 11:19:23 AM8/27/23
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Thanks a lot, Vinay ji
With regards,
J. M. Garg

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From: Vinay Thite <>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug, 2023, 20:44
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:452968] Mucuna bennettii
To: J.M. Garg <>

Dear Garg ji
On 27 AUG 2023 the pods of Mucuna bennettii were observed at Lalbagh. Flowering of the creeper still continues. 
Length of pods: Up to 16 cm. Thickness of pods: 8 mm. 
Image of the pods is attached with this message.  
Vinay Thite
Mucuna bennettii pods.jpg
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