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  Millettia splendens
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Millettia splendens Wight & Arn., Prodr. 263.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:104.1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 321(227). 1918; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 84. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 166. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 215. 1992.
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  Description: Large woody climbing shrubs. Leaves alternate, 7-9 pinnate, leaflets up to 17 x 6 cm, obovate, bluntly acuminate, cuneate, glabrous above, silky pubescent beneath, especially when young; main nerves 15-25 pairs. Flowers pink, fascicled on long terminal racemes; bracts and bracteoles usually small, caduceus. Calyx toothed. Petals much exserted; standard not auricled at the base. Stamens monadelphous. Pod flat, velvety, pubescent, up to 10 x 2 cm; endocarp not separable.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-September
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Pisiadamala
   
 
   
 
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