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  Flemingia tuberosa
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Flemingia tuberosa Dalz. in Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 34. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 230. 1876; Subrahmanya Prasad, Biju & Raveendran, Jouranl of Threatened Taxa 3: 1548. 2011.
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  Description: Undershrubs; stems 0.9-1.2 m long, scandent or trailing; branches terete; roots tuberous, oblong, tapering at one end, 5-6.25 cm long, dark brown outside, white inside. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1.8-3.5 x 0.4-0.8 cm, linear-oblong, oblong-elliptic or lanceolate, acute, hairy along the nerves, ciliate on margins; nerves 8-11 pairs; petioles ca 1.4 x 2.6 cm long; stipules minute, acute, caducous. Flowers solitary, in few-flowered lax axillary racemes; peduncles distinct, exceeding the leaves; bracts and bracteoles rigid, minute. Calyx 1-1.2 cm, prominently ribbed, covered with yellowish hairs; teeth sub equal. Corolla lilac, slightly exerted; keel very narrow, incurved at the tip. Stamens 9 + 1. Pod oblong, 1-2-seeded, slightly exceeding the calyx, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-October
  District(s): Kasaragode
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  Habitat: Growning in grassy slopes
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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