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Mucuna gigantea  (Willd.) DC.
Burny Bean
A beautiful vine with large green pea flowers, identified  on the beach in Cooktown  in vine scrub, and on the northern beaches of  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:25th September  2011 Date:30th 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:30th June 2013 Date:30th 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:4th November  2012 Date:4th November  2012
  Photo courtesy of Rosa Scali Photo courtesy of Rosa Scali

 

References (accessed 24th December 2015):

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