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  Desmodium triquetrum
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium triquetrum (L.) DC., Prodr. 2: 326. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 163. 1876,p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 345(244). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 85. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 149. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 128. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 79. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 141. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 130. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 184. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 159. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 163. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 149. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 99. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 141. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 95. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 198. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 102. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 93. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 208. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 177. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 222. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 288. 2009. Hedysarum triquetrum L., Sp. Pl. 746. 1753. Tadehagi triquetrum (L.) Ohashi, Ginkgoana 1: 290. 1973.
  Malayalam Name(s): Adakkapaanal, Adakkachokki
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  Description: Erect subshrubs to 1 m tall; branches trigonous, ciliate with stiff hairs on angles. Leaves 1-foliolate, 5-15 x 1.5-4 cm, ovate-lanceolate or oblong, apex acuminate, base subcordate, glabrous above and tomentose below; petiole to 3.5 cm long; stipules 1-1.8 x 0.4-0.5 cm, subulate at apex, striated. Racemes terminal, 10-28 cm long; bracts 3-6 x 3-5 mm, subulate; pedicels 4-6 mm long. Calyx c. 4 mm long, campanulate; lobes lanceolate, acuminate. Petals pink. Stamens monadelphous. Ovary 3-4 mm long, pubescent without; style curved; stigma capitate. Pods 1.8-3.5 x 0.5-0.7 cm, laterally compressed, 5-7-jointed, loosely appressed hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Pacific Islands and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 300-750
  Localities: Peechi, Ponmudi, Kallar, Thannikkudy, Karadikkavala, Padippara, Damsite, Pathenthode, Moozhiar, Parappa, Taliparamba, Karimbam, Kannoth, Tolpetty, Sappal hill-Dhoni R. F., Muthikulam forests, Valiyaveetilkavu, Pooyamkutty, Machiri, Thenmalai, Kulathupuzh
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