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  Caesalpinia mimosoides
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Caesalpinia mimosoides Lam., Encycl. 1: 452.1785; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:256.1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 394(279). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 98. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 161. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 141. 1985;; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 90. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 163. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 143. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 216. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 12. 1992; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 121. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 161. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 106FNB 230; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 120. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 110. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 106. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 195. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 251. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 321. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chingamullu, Drathubanam, Kalthottavadi, Komullu, Puliyindam, Swethamoolam, Theemullu
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  Description: Straggling shrubs with tuberous root stock, prickly all over; twigs glandular hairy. Leaves to 40 cm long; pinnae 12-18 pairs; leaflets 10-15 pairs, c. 6 x 3 mm, oblong or elliptic, apex obtuse, base unequal; rachis prickly and glandular hairy. Flowers ca. 2.5 cm across, bright yellow, in terminal and leaf-opposed racemes up to 40 cm long. Calyx-tube 2 mm long; lobes 5, 0.9-1.2 cm long, oblong or obovate, glandular. Petals 5, yellow, c. 1.2 x 1 cm , orbicular; upper petal c. 1.2 x 0.5 cm , obovate, spathulate, clawed. Stamnes 10; filaments subequal, hairy at base. Ovary stipitate, oblong, 2-4-ovuled; stigma entire. Pods c. 4.5 x 2.5 cm, oblong-obvoid, turgid; seeds 2.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and degraded forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Ichampetty, Koruthode, Pamba, Thekkady, Adoor, Pisiadamala, Kannoth, Taliparamba, Chengalayi, Mavelikkara, Pooyamkutty, Machiri, Ariankavu
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