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  Desmodium ferrugineum ssp. wynaadense
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium ferrugineum Wall. ex Thw. ssp. wynaadense (Bedd. ex Gamble) Ohashi, Ginkgoana 1: 126. 1973; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 76. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 153. 1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 192. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 99. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 49. 2000; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 174. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 283. 2009. Desmodium wynaadense Bedd. ex Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 346(244). 1918.
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  Description: Shrubs; stem fulvous hairy. Leaflets subequal, to 8 x 3 cm, elliptic oblong, acute at either ends, glabrous above, tawny villous below; stipules 12 mm long, lanceolate, subulate above. Racemes to 20 cm long, axillary; rachis spreading-villous; pedicels 10 mm long, slender; bracts 10 mm long, ovate, acute. Flowers many, bluish pink; calyx 5 mm long, lobes unequal, hairy; standard 8 mm across, pink; wings 7 mm long, blue. Pods 2-3 x 0.5 cm, entire on either sutures; joints 8-10, reticulate, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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  Localities: Vellimala, Vavalala, Pachakkanam, Campshed area, Kakki hills, Ampumala, Muthappanpuzha
   
 
   
 
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