Wild plants of Chandigarh – Specimen 2 (Hyacinth bean )
Botanical name – Dolichos lablab)
Collection site – Sec-47, Chandigarh
Habitat – Wild
Leaf – Compound, trifoliate
Inflorescence – Raceme
Flower – Bisexual, zygomorphic, polypetalous, didynamus (1+9), papilionaceous corolla, creamish-white in colour, style, simple and linear
Fruit – Slightly curved flattened pods
Economic importance – A vegetable crop, green matter can be used as fodder or organic manure, excellent nitrogen fixer.
Foldscope description – When the different parts were seen under a foldscope, anther lobes with mass of pollen, trichomes were seen along the style of the flower. The pollen were spherical in shape with smooth exine.