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  Inga cynometroides
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Inga cynometroides (Bedd.) Bedd. ex Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 306. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 435(309). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 167. 1984; Sasidh., Higher Plants of Indian Sub-Continent 8: 212. 1998. Calliandra cynometroides Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 317. 1873; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 62. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 112. 1997.
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  Description: Glabrous small trees; to 6 m high; branches spiny; bark greyish-brown. Leaves alternate, bifoliate, stipulate; stipule spiny; rachis 18-35 mm long, stout, pulvinate, glabrous, with a gland at the tip on upper side in between two leaflets and an appendage on the lower side; leaflets 2, petiolule upto 3 mm, estipellate; lamina 4.2-12 x 1.5-5.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, halves dissimilar, base obliquely attenuate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, in axillary solitary globose heads, 16-18 mm long; calyx 3-lobed; petals 3, greenish-yellow, connate, valvate; stamens many, long-exserted, monadelphous; anthers minute; ovary sessile; style filiform; stigma minute. Fruit a pod, 8-12 x 1.5-1.8 cm, pale brown, subsessile, linear, falcate, with a hook at the tip, base narrowed suture thickened, glabrous; seeds 5-6, orbicular or obovate, compressed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-December
  District(s): Kollam
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Rosemala
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