Hedysarum gramineum Retz.
Stem 30-60 cm long, erect, with a line of hairs. Stipules 6-9 mm long, scarious. Leaf unifoliolate, petiole 1.5-2.5 mm long, petiolules small, stipels minute, caducous, leaflet 8 mm-6.8 cm long, 3-8 mm broad, glabrous or minutely hairy along the midrib on the under surface. Inflorescence a lax raceme, flowers in distant pairs. Bracts 6-8 mm long, scarious. Pedicel c. 2 mm long. Calyx 6-7 mm long, teeth less than half the length of calyx, acute, sparsely hairy. Corolla red. Pods 9-13 mm long, stalked, slightly moniliform, joints 4-8, glabrous, smooth.
Type: Plukenet, Amalth. Bot. t. 443. f. 4. 1691.
Distribution: Pakistan; India (Punjab, U.P., Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Behar, Bombay, Madras, Assam); Burma, Malaysia, China, Philippines; Mauritius, Polynesia.