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  Desmodium triangulare
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium triangulare (Retz.) Merr., J. Arnold Arbor. 23: 170. 1942; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 149. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 127. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 78. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 162. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 149. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 102. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 141. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 95. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 102. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 93. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 176. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 287. 2009. Hedysarum triangulare Retz., Obs. Bot. 3: 40. 1783. Desmodium cephalotes (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 224. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 161. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 344(242). 1918. Desmodium triangulare (Retz.) Merr. var. congestum (Prain) Sant., Kew Bull. 1948: 276. 1948; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 140. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 159. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 196. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 208. 2002.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets triangular, adpressed hairy. Leaflets subequal, to 9 x 4 cm, elliptic, acuminate, hairy when young; nerves 8-10 pairs, regular; petiole 3 mm long; stipules 1 cm long, ovate, acuminate. Flowers many-together, in axillary clusters. Upper calyx lobes united and longer than the others. Petals white; standard to 8 mm across, orbicular, glabrous; wings 6 mm long, obovate; keels glabrous. Pods to 2.5 cm long, curved, crenate; joints 4-6, adpressed tomentose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in plantations
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 300-800
  Localities: Vellanimala, Kattalappara, Pachakkanam, Peechi, Pullankandom, Vengoli, Chellikuzhy, Pathenthode, on way to Panoth, Payyavur, Parappa, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Sappal hill-Dhoni R. F., Canoli, Changarakode, Konnakadu, Vandalodu, Kulathupuzha, Kottur, Ko
   
 
   
 
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