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Mucuna sp. #001 from The Amazon

Mucuna sloanei
These specimens are from a wild, but well known population of
Mucuna sloanei growing along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline in
Palm Beach County, Florida USA.
Mucuna sp. #001
These specimens were collected from a wild population of
Mucuna sp. #001, among the jungles of the upper reaches of
the Amazon River in Peru.

Mucuna sloanei: seeds



Mucuna sp. #001: seeds



Mucuna sloanei: buds



Mucuna sp. #001: buds



Mucuna sloanei: flower cluster, lateral view



Mucuna sp. #001: flower cluster, lateral view



Mucuna sloanei: 17-flower cluster, underside


Mucuna sp. #001: 18-flower cluster, underside

Note the distinctive coloration differences of the buds, the base of the flowers,
and the purple v-shaped coloration on the underside of the species on the right.


Mucuna sloanei: single immature flower, underside



Mucuna sp. #001: single immature flower, underside



Mucuna sloanei: single immature flower, lateral



Mucuna sp. #001: single immature flower, lateral



Mucuna sloanei: single mature flower, lateral opened



Mucuna sp. #001: single mature flower, lateral opened



Mucuna sloanei: Stamens and Pistil (petals removed)
Fused stamens separated to count stamens & expose pistil.
Note: 9 fused stamens + 1 individual, isolated stamen.


Mucuna sp. #001: Stamens and Pistil (petals removed)
Fused stamens separated to count stamens & expose pistil.
Note: 9 fused stamens + 1 individual, isolated stamen.

This "9+1" arrangement of stamens seems characteristic of Mucuna spp.
See the photo on www.PlantSystematics.org


Mucuna sloanei: opened flowers



Mucuna sp. #001: opened flowers



Mucuna sloanei: 3-seeded immature pod, 132 mm



Mucuna sloanei: 1-seeded mature pod, 85 mm



Mucuna sloanei: 2-seeded mature pod, 122 mm



Mucuna sloanei: 3-seeded mature pod, 147 mm



Mucuna sp. #001: 2-seeded pod, immature, 4.5 inches



Mucuna sp. #001: pods, immature, large pod 6.25 inches



Mucuna sp. #001: pod, 2 months old, 6.25 inches



Mucuna sp. #001: 3-seeded mature pod, 138 mm

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