Seedpods of a climbing shrub - Cowhage ( Mucuna pruriens )

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raghu ananth

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Apr 18, 2011, 9:35:29 AM4/18/11
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Seedpods of a climbing shrub - Cowhage ( Mucuna pruriens )

Nasugunni (Kannada),
Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
=M. Prurita Hk.
PAPILIOACEAE

Spicules on the leaf and seed pod causes severe itching when touched.

Climbing shrub
Length-15-20 meter
Height -15 feet
Habitat fame fence

Chandagal Village
Mysore district
12 Jan 2011

Regards
Raghu


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tanay bose

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Apr 18, 2011, 10:24:42 AM4/18/11
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Is it some species of Mucuna
Tanay
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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 18, 2011, 10:43:45 AM4/18/11
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Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC., as already written by Raghu ji


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