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  Flemingia strobilifera
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Flemingia strobilifera (L.) R. Br. ex Ait.f., Hort. Kew (ed. 2) 4: 350. 1812; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 227. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 377(266). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 144. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 83. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 131. 1989; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 178. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 151. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 94. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 143. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 97. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 213. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 106. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 95. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 181. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 225. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 293. 2009. Hedysarum strobiliferum L., Sp. Pl. 746. 1753. Hedysarum bracteatum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 351. 1832. Flemingia bracteata (Roxb.) Wight, Ic. t. 268. 1840; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 378(266). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 143. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 161. 1990; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 51. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 105. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 179. 2005. Flemingia strobilifera (L.) R. Br. ex Ait.f. var. bracteata (Roxb.) Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2:227.1876.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kanala, Kumalu, Kumbilteri
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild Hops
  Description: Erect shrubs, upto 1 m tall; branchlets tomentose. Leaves 1-foliolate, 6-15 x 2.5-7 cm, ovate, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate, base broadly cuneate or rounded, glabrous above, pubescent or hairy on the nerves beneath; lateral nerves 5 or 6 pairs; petiole 1-1.5 cm long, tomentose; stipules to 1 cm long, linear-lanceolate, scarious. Racemes axillary and terminal, simple or branched, flexuous, tomentose; bracts to 2 x 2.5 cm, ovate-cordate, folded, membranous, each enclosing short few-flowered cymes. Flowers 1 cm long; pedicels c. 2 mm long. Calyx-tube c. 2 mm long; lobes 6-7 mm long, lanceolate. Petals white; standard 6-7 mm long, oblong-obovate; wings oblanceolate; keels obliquely oblong. Pods enclosed by the bracts. 6-10 x 4-0.6 cm, oblong, pubescent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Vazhachal, Mangaladevi, Kumarikulam, Thunakkadavu, Chandanathode, on way to Valiyaparathode, Chembotti, Kakki hills, Maniyaar, Brahmagiri, Begur, Thazhakkara, Kanjirakadavu, Ettapadappu
   
 
   
 
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