Hedysarum pictum Jacquin
Erect perennial, undershrub, 20-180 cm tall, branches pubescent. Lower leaf 1-3-foliolate, upper 5-9-foliolate, leaflets of the lower leaf 2-8 cm long, 2.0-3.0 cm broad, ovate; of upper leaves, 7-25 cm long, 5-25 mm broad, ovate-lanceolate, acute, mucronate, often variegated, glabrescent above, pubescent below, petiole 3.5-6.5 cm long; stipules 4.5-5.0 mm long. Inflorescence rachis 10-70 cm long, peduncle 0-5 cm long. Bracts 1.4-2.5 cm long, acuminate, completely concealing the bud, deciduous. Pedicel 6-9 mm long. Calyx 4-5 mm long, pubescent, hairs tubercular-based, lobes 4-5 mm long. Corolla purple, pink or bluish, 8-9 mm long. Fruit 5-9 mm long, with 3-6 segments, each 2-3 mm broad, glabrous, smooth, polished, folded on one another.
Lectotype: Ghana (Guinea) Isert; Jacquin,l.c.Pl.Rar.3.t.567.1792.
Distribution: Pakistan; throughout India, Ceylon, Tropical Africa, Malaysia, Philippines.