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  Desmodium ferrugineum ssp. ferrugineum
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium ferrugineum Wall. ex Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 87. 1859, ssp. ferrugineum: Ohashi, Ginkgoana 1: 204. 1973; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 128. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 181. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 153. 1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 192. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 173. 2005. Desmodium polycarpum (Poir.) DC. var. fischeri Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 347(245). 1918,p.p. Desmodium rufescens sensu Wight & Arn., Prodr. 228. 1834, non DC. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 171. 1876,p.p; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 346(244). 1918.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets silky pubescent. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate, 7-4 by 0.5-3 cm, base rounded, apex rounded, truncate, mucronulate, lower surface silky pubescent, lateral veins faint. Racemes terminal, c.7 cm long. Flowers congested; bracts subulate; corolla lilac; stamens 9+1. Pods c. 3 cm long; sparsely pubescent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram
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  Habitat: Grasslands and montane scrub jungles
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Kakki hills, Nedumkayam
   
 
   
 
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