¿ Flemingia macrophylla ? at Pachmarhi :: 18 SEP 13 :: DV

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Dinesh Valke

Oct 8, 2013, 8:09:32 AM10/8/13
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... dense forests of Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi ... about 3600 feet ft asl
Date / Time: 18 SEP 13 at 13:29 PM ... Altitude: about 3670 ft asl

¿ Flemingia macrophylla ? ... (family: Fabaceae)
Habit: sub-shrub, standing about 1m
Habitat: mixed deciduous forest
The flower about 10 - 12 mm across. I have a strong feeling this plant must be Flemingia macrophylla; please validate.
¿ Flemingia macrophylla ? 

¿ Flemingia macrophylla ? 

¿ Flemingia macrophylla ? 

¿ Flemingia macrophylla ?

Balkar Singh

Oct 8, 2013, 9:33:54 AM10/8/13
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Nice shots Dinesh Ji. Yes it looks like Flemingia macrophylla 

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Satish Phadke

Oct 8, 2013, 9:48:47 AM10/8/13
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Wonderful find Dinesh ji.
Very good photographs.

Dr Satish Phadke

Nidhan Singh

Oct 8, 2013, 10:15:16 AM10/8/13
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To me the identification seems okay..very beautiful pictures Dinesh Ji..

Dr. Nidhan Singh
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Department of Botany
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Panipat-132103 Haryana
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Shrikant Ingalhalikar

Oct 8, 2013, 10:20:35 AM10/8/13
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Pls confirm if leaves were 15- 25 cm long. Regards

Dinesh Valke

Oct 8, 2013, 11:49:40 AM10/8/13
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Thank you very much Balkar ji and Nidhan ji for the ID: Flemingia macrophylla 

Shrikant ji ... the  trifoliate leaf is about 12 - 15 cm ... please let me know your thoughts.

Many thanks Satish ji for the appreciation.

On going through Flowers of India, I found one plant quite similar to mine - Winged-Stalk Flemingia - Flemingia semialata

And then going through three floras - there seems to different treatments for Flemingia semialata 
Flora of China ... Flemingia macrophylla (Willdenow) Prain ... there is no mention of Flemingia semialata
Flora of Pakistan ... Flemingia semialata Roxb. ex Aiton 
Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal ... Flemingia semialata Roxb.  ... syn. of Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr.


J.M. Garg

Oct 26, 2013, 4:39:18 AM10/26/13
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GRIn gives Flemingia semialata Roxb. as a valid name, while The Plant List gives it as a syn. of Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr.
In view we may take them as different species.
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Dinesh Valke

Oct 26, 2013, 5:30:01 AM10/26/13
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Many thanks Garg ji for resurfacing this thread.

Shrikant ji has sent me the key to check what agrees with my plant ...............

Dinesh, I want to know if you can see (and also show) these key features in your plant that lead to ID as F. semialata. ....
The key goes as
Leaves 3 foliolate
   Erect shrubs
      Flowers in axillary racemes
         Calyx with a distinct tube
            Racemes branched, longer than petiole, petioles winged ...F. semialata
            Racemes simple, shorter than petioles, petioles angled.....F. macrophylla

My plant, I find the petiole is winged, inflorescence is branched, clearly longer than the petiole - thus, F. semialata.

I believe Nidhan ji's post also has F. semialata. It shows winged petiole, branched raceme longer than petiole.


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