|Etymology||Genus||Beautiful beard; perhaps referring to the hairy stem|
|Species||Probably resembling species within the Mucuna genus.|
|Synonyms||Calopogonium brachycarpum Hemsl., Stenolobium brachycarpum Benth.|
|Common Names||Calopo, Wild Ground Nut|
|Form||Herbaeous creeper or climber|
|Native Distribution||Tropical America|
A common creeper in scrublands. The stem and fruits are noticeably hairy. There are a few other common trifoliate scrubland creepers like Centrosema pubescens and Centrosema molle, but Calopogonium mucunoides has broader leaflets and distinct depressed secondary and teritary veins.
Calopogonium mucunoides creeping over a wasteland in Sengkang.
The trifoliate leaf.
The two basal leaflets typically tilt vertically.
The stem is twining and hairy.
The flowers are about 1 cm wide.
Fruit pods are linear and very hairy.