Mucuna gigantea

Mucuna gigantea

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(Burny Vine)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Mucuna gigantea

Common name

Burny Vine

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pale green; robust vine

Campus

Cairns

Description

This woody vine has compound leaves with 3 leaflets, the central leaflet is up to 15 x 7.5 cm, lateral leaflets are oblique at the base. Inflorescence an umbel on a peduncle to 12 cm long; flowers pea-shaped to 7 cm long, petals pale green. Pod flattened to 15 cm long, 5 cm wide, winged, irritant hairs present; usually 3 seeds per pod.

Additional image

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