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  Desmodium oojeinense
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium oojeinense (Roxb.) Ohashi, Ginkgoana 1: 117. 1973. Dalbergia oojeinensis Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 220. 1832. Ougeinia dalbergioides Benth., Miq. Pl. Jungh. 216. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 161. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 340(240). 1918. Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb.) Hochr., Bull. Soc. Bot. Geneve 13 & 14: 51. 1909; Rao et al., Indian J. For. 11: 338.1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 224. 1992.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malavenga, Nemi, Thodukara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Chariot tree
  Description: A small deciduous tree upto 12 m tall with grey or dark brown, deeply cracked bark. Leaves alternate, trifoliate, to 30 cm long(including the petiole); petioles 3.8-5 cm long; stipules 6 mm long, lanceolate, acute; leaflets broadly ovate, 7.5-15 cm long and 3.8-10 cm wide, coriaceous, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent beneath, base cordate, margins shallowly crenate, main nerves 4-8 pairs, petiolules 3 mm long. Flowers white or pink, somewhat fragrant, borne in short-fascicled racemes arising from the nodes of old branches; pedicels 1.2-2 cm long, filiform; bracts c.1.3 mm long, ovate, acuminate; bracteole 1 beneath the calyx, minute; calyx 4-6 mm long, pubescent, teeth short, triangular; corolla 1-1.3 cm long. Fruits(pods) linear-oblong, 5-7.5 cm long, light brown, flat, joints 2-3 times as long as broad, reticulately veined; seeds 2-5.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Palakkad
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Nepal
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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