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  Kunstleria keralensis
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Kunstleria keralensis C.N. Mohanan & N.C. Nair, Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Pl. Sci.) 90: 207. 1981; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 153. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 84. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 199. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 146. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 223. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 109. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 214. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 183. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 297. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mutharivalli, Kariveppilavalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large climbers; stems slender. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets opposite, 9-11 to 16 x 5 cm, ovate-oblong, acuminate, rounded at base, membranous; nerves 4 pairs, reticulate; rachis to 25 cm long. Flowers in terminal and axillary panicles, branches slender, rusty tomentose; bracts and bracteoles minute. Flowers distantly packed. Calyx 3 mm long, campanulate, rusty tomentose. Petals brownish, 5 mm across; standard orbicular, glabrous. Stamens 9 + 1; anthers uniform. Ovary sessile, few-ovuled. Pods 11 x 2 cm, flat, oblong obtuse, prominently reticulate; seed 1, oblong.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Sholayar, Koruthode, Sabarimala, Poochapara, Panthenthode border, Adoor, Aikdau, Kalleli, Chavara, Ampumala, Karuvarakundu, Karamanayar region, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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