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Mucuna elliptica --- The "Thick-Banded Mucuna"
Plants, leaves, and Seed Pods

See also: the Mucuna elliptica main page (leaves, flowers, seeds) in "Mucuna research" section
See also: the Mucuna elliptica page in the "Sea-Bean Guide"
See also: images of Mucuna elliptica stipels and other leaflet terminology, click here.
Note: Mucuna fawcettii was designated as a synonym of Mucuna elliptica by T.M. Moura, et al. 2014.

ALL of the following photos of Mucuna elliptica are courtesy of (and copyrighted by) Inders Ravelo Damian,
to whom I am very grateful for his generosity in sharing these photos.

The photos were taken on 09/27/2014 and are from plants living along a tributary of the Amazon River basin in Peru.


Isolated, single, 2-seeded pod of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Cluster of 2-seeded and 3-seeded pods of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Collection of mature pods and seeds of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Mature pods of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Empty pods of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Seeds of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Mature leaf (composed of 3 leaflets) of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Leaf of Mucuna elliptica; note pointed tips of young leaflets.
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Growing stem tip of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Vines and leaves of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Vines and leaves of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

Seed pods (fruit) hanging from vines of Mucuna elliptica
Photo: Inders Ravelo Damian

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