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  Desmodium heterocarpon var. heterocarpon
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium heterocarpon (L.) DC., Prodr. 2: 337. 1825, var. heterocarpon; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 148. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 126. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 76. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 137. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 128. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 157. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 154. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 146. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 103. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,17,23. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 139. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 92. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 193. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 94. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 92. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 205. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 174. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 219. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 800284 2009. Hedysarum heterocarpon L., Sp. Pl. 747. 1753. Hedysarum polycarpum Poir. in Lam., Encycl. 6: 431. 1805. Desmodium polycarpum (Poir.) DC., Prodr. 2: 334. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 171. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 346(244).1918. Desmodium patens Wight, Ic. t. 407. 1840.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nilathuvara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Asian Tick Trefoil
  Description: Ascending undershrubs; root stock creeping; branches adpressed hairy. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1.5-4 x 1-2.2 cm, obovate or broadly elliptic-oblong, apex rounded or retuse, base obtuse, glabrous above, appressed-pubescent below; petiole to 2 cm long; stipules c. 5 mm long; subulate. Racemes terminal, panicled 2.5-4.5 cm long; densely covered with appressed straight hairs. Flowers 5-6 mm long; pedicels 3-5 mm long; bracts c. 3-4 mm long; lanceolate. Calyx-tube 2-2.5 mm long; 2 upper lobes connate, 3-lower narrower, acuminate, longer than tube. Flowers purple; standard petal 5-6 mm long; obovate-orbicular. Pods 1.2-2 x 0.3-0.4 cm, lower margin indented, upper straight, 5-7-jointed; joints about as broad as long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia, China and Japan
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Vazhachal, Kattalappara, Olikkudy, Orukomban, Manantody, Boneccord, Nadugani ghats, Arampa, Damsite, Aralam, Chandanathode, Kannoth, Silent Valley R. F., Kottur R.F., Kasaragod, Kalavoor, Kanjirakadavu, Vaniampuzha, Kulathupuzha, Vandalodu, Kottur, Karam
   
 
   
 
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