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  Derris brevipes var. travancorica
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Derris brevipes (Benth.) Baker var. travancorica Thoth., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6: 67. 1964; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 144. 1992; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 111. 2000.
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  Description: Dwarf shrubs; branchlets striated or grooved, sparsely hairy. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, 14-16.2 cm long, leaflets 7, exstipulate, ovate to ovate-oblong, 4.2-6.6 x 2.9-3.4 cm, subcoriaceous, rounded at base, entire, acuminate and reflexed, shortly cuspidate at apex; midrib prominent and raised beneath, canaliculate above; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, prominent on both surfaces, looped below the margin, reticulation finestipulate; rachis striated or angled, sparsely hairy; stipules ovate-oblong, up to 3 mm long, hirsute without, entire, acute at apex; petiolules 6-10 mm long, sparsely hairy, grooved adaxially, rounded and wrinkled abaxially. Flowers not known. Pods flat, oblong or ensiform, 9-14 x 2.5-3.3 cm, densely clothed with short brown silky hairs, narrowly winged along both suture reticulately veined, pedicels 5-7 mm long; seeds reddish brown, oblong, (kidney shaped) 2.5-2.7 x 1.5-1.7 cm, smooth, shining.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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