Alysicarpus monilifer

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Alysicarpus monilifer (L.) DC.
  • Plant Family : Fabaceae (Papilionaceae)
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 4, 22, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Alysicarpus monilifer Plant :

  • Habit : A prostrate herb, patently hairy, at length nearly glabrous.
  • Leaves : 0.4-2.5 x 0.2-1.2 cm, elliptic-oblong orobovate, glabrous but for hairy nerves beneath.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary and terminal racemes.
  • Flowers : Bright pinkish-purple, in 2.5-5.5 cm long.
  • Fruit : Pods1-1.6 cm long, 3-6 jointed, joints hairy, faintly reticulately veined.
  • Seeds : Sub-globose or oblong, dull-brown or smooth.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - February.
  • Significance : Generally found as weeds in wastelands.