Apios carnea is a vine in the bean family found in Asia in a narrow band from the Himalayas of Nepal across Bhutan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Laos, and Vietnam.[1] Petioles are 5–8 cm long; compound leave typically have 5 leaflets.[1] The flowers are found in long peduncled flexuous secund racemes 15–23 cm long.[1] The reddish, flesh-colored flowers are showy and have potential as an ornamental.[1] Pods are 10–13 cm long and contain 12 to 16 seeds.[1]

Apios carnea
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A. carnea
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Apios carnea

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  1. ^ a b c d e Seabrook, Janet E.A. (1973). A Biosystematic Study of the Genus Apios Fabricius (Leguminosae) with Special Reference to Apios americana Medikus (M.Sc. thesis). The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.