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  Desmodium velutinum
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Desmodium velutinum (Willd.) DC., Prodr. 2: 328. 1825; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 149. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 80. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 159. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 165. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 150. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 100. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 142. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 96. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 199. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 103. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 95. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 93. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 209. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 177. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 288. 2009. Hedysarum velutinum Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 1174. 1802. Desmodium latifolium (Roxb. ex Ker.) DC., Prodr. 2: 328. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 168. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 346(244). 1918. Hedysarum latifolium Roxb. ex Ker., Bot. Reg. 5: t. 355. 1819.
  Malayalam Name(s): Orila
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  Description: Shrubs, to 1.5 m high; stem ferrugineous-tomentose. Leaves to 13 x 10 cm, broadly ovate, acute or obtuse at apex, rounded at base, densely velutinus below; nerves 6-8 pairs, regular, prominent below; stipules 3 mm long, cordate at base, white; stipel minute, filiform. Raceme terminal, panicled, to 30 cm long. Flowers 4 mm across, pink. Calyx 1.5 mm long, lobes ovate, acute, hairy. Standard petal 3 x 3 mm. Pods 2 cm long, crenate along ventral suture; joints 8-10, each 3 x 3 mm, roundish, hirsute
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: South and South East Asia and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Karumpara, Koruthode, Vengoli, Neriamangalam, Neyyar, Pisiadamala, Thekkuthode, Mukkali forests, Pothundy, Munderi, Thenmalai, Ettapadappu, Bonaccord
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