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  Desmodium heterocarpon var. gymnocarpum
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC. var. gymnocarpum Schindl., Feddes Repert. 21: 5. 1925; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 155. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 92. 1997.
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  Description: Subshrubs. Leaflets oblong or obovate, obtuse. Stipules lanceolate, ciliate along the margins, to 15 mm long. Calyx glabrous, lobes subequal, 1 mm long. Flowers purple or purplish-blue, 1 cm long. Pods 5-7 jointed, covered with short glochidiate hairs or glabrous, 2 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Kollam
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  Habitat: Semi-evergren forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Kallar
   
 
   
 
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