Habit: Galactia rudolphioides grows as a climbing or trailing vine, becoming woody with age, to 4 meters in length. The trifoliate leaves are arranged alternately. The leaflets are to 5 cm in length, oblong to ovate, with an acute or emarginate leaf apex and revolute leaflet margin.
The complete, perfect, zygomorphic flowers are arranged in racemes. The calyx has 5 fused green petals. The corolla has 5 red petals, the upper enlarged to form the banner and the lower 2 fused to form the keel. There are 10 diadelphous stamens. The ovary is superior and has a single locule. The fruit is a legume at maturity.
Habitat: Galactia rudolphioides grows in and along the edges of Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation – Shrublands (scrublands) and Pine Woodlands. It can also be found along Rocky Shores.
Distribution: Galactia rudolphioides occurs in the central and north island groupings of the Lucayan Archipelago as well as Cuba.
Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage: Galactia rudolphioides is not known to be used used medicinally in the Lucayan Archipelago.