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  Dolichos trilobus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Dolichos trilobus L., Sp. Pl. 726. 1753; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 150. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 80. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 141. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 185. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 160. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 167. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 208. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 103. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 96. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 177. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 289. 2009. Dolichos falcatus Klein ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 1047. 1802; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 211. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 366(259). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattamara, Kattumuthira
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Slender climbers, stems strigose. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets unequal, to 7 x 5.5 cm, broadly deltoid-ovoid, hairy, stipellate; petiole to 6 cm long. Racemes 4 cm long, 2-flowered; bracts ovate, acuminate. Flowers yellow; calyx 6 mm long, upper 2 lobes connate, hispid; petals yellow; standard 15 mm broad, orbicular, retuse; wings 15 x 10 mm, obovate, spurred at base; keel 14 x 5 mm, oblong, beaked; stamens 9+1; ovary oblong; style densely bearded above. Pods 5.5 x 0.8 cm, curved, compressed, 6-8-seeded.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and savannahs
  Distribution: Africa and East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Mangavada, Thekkady, Thannikkudy, Pisiadamala, Campshed area, Valiyaparathode, Upper Moozhiar, Tirunalli, Tolpetty, Olavakkot, Pooyamkutty, Valanthode
   
 
   
 
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