Oct 12, 2009, 8:49:03 AM10/12/09
to indiantreepix, shubhada nikharge, Rani Bhagat, Aparna Watve
Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise pl.
Earlier relevant feedback:
"It seems to be Phaseolus-Fabaceae" from Rani Bhagat ji.
"Yes it is a Phaseolus (mostly now under Genus Vigna in Dicot I of BSI) , you have a good picture with flowers and fruits and can follow key to the species level.
But it looks a lot like:
Vigna khandalensis previously known as Phaseolus khandalensis and also Phaseolus grandis (- as it appears in Cooke) : If it is the same species, it is endemic, vulnerable category.
BUT check key carefully - also it is a large stout herb as against the weaker twining Phaseolus/Vignas