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Mucuna gigantea  (Willd.) DC.
Burny Bean
A beautiful vine with large green pea flowers, common around Cairns.This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770.


  Mucuna gigantea Mucuna gigantea
 
  Description:Flowers with insects Description:Mature flowers, note anthers exposed.
  Location:Quarantine Bay, Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Clifton Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚29.5406S 145˚16.5363E GPS coordinates:16˚45.522S 145˚40.124E
  Date:25 September  2011 Date:30 June 2013
  Field No.:U464 Field No.:2194
     
  Mucuna gigantea Mucuna gigantea
 
  Description:Leaves and young flower buds Description:Flower buds
  Location:Clifton Beach, North Queensland Location:Smithfield Conservation Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚45.522S 145˚40.124E GPS coordinates:16˚48.425S 145˚40.575E
  Date:30 June 2013 Date:30 June 2013
Field No.:2194 Field No.:2193A
     
  Mucuna gigantea Mucuna gigantea
Description:Flowers Description:Pod
  Location:Clifton Beach,North Queensland Location:Clifton Beach,North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚45.522S 145˚40.124E GPS coordinates:16˚45.522S 145˚40.124E
  Date:4 November  2012 Date:4 November  2012
  Field No.:U1259 Field No.:U1259
  Photo courtesy of Rosa Scali Photo courtesy of Rosa Scali
     
  Mucuna gigantea Mucuna gigantea
 
  Description:Leaves Description:Leaf - underside
  Location:Henrietta Creek, Palmerston Highway,  North Queensland Location:Henrietta Creek, Palmerston Highway,  North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚35.9170S 145˚45.5440E GPS coordinates:17˚35.9170S 145˚45.5440E
  Date:22 September 2018 Date:22 September 2018
  Field No.:6715 Field No.:6715
     
  Mucuna gigantea Mucuna gigantea
 
  Description:Bud Description:Vine in rainforest
  Location:Henrietta Creek, Palmerston Highway,  North Queensland Location:Henrietta Creek, Palmerston Highway,  North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚35.9170S 145˚45.5440E GPS coordinates:17˚35.9170S 145˚45.5440E
  Date:22 September 2018 Date:22 September 2018
  Field No.:6715 Field No.:6715
     

 

References (accessed 8 December 2018):

http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Mucuna_gigantea.htm

https://www.jcu.edu.au/discover-nature-at-jcu/plants/plants-by-common-name2/mucuna-gigantea

 

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Mucuna gigantea