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  Mucuna atropurpurea
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Mucuna atropurpurea DC., Prodr. 2: 406. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 186. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 355(251). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 215. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 110. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 100. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chirithelly, Naikorana
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large twining shrubs, stem minutely hispid. Leaflets 7 x 3.5 cm, ovate, acute at base and apex, nerves 3 pairs; petiole 3-4 cm long. Flowers in stout axillary drooping panicles. Pods to 10 x 5 cm, broadly oblong, woody, transversely obliquely ridged, covered with reddish bristles; seeds reddish, polished.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Churullipetty, Uppermanalar
   
 
   
 
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