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  Mucuna bracteata
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Mucuna bracteata DC. ex Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 42: 231. 1873; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 186. 1876; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 216. 1992. Mucuna exserta Clake ex C.E.C. Fisch., Kew Bull. 1925: 5. 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thottapayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mucuna
  Description: Climbing shrubs; young parts grey pubescent. Leaves alternate, trifoliolate, up to 25 cm long; leaflets 6.5-15 x 5-12 cm, laterals obliquely ovate or deltoid, terminal ovate-rhomboid, acute or subacute, base rounded, truncate, glabrous or glabrescent above, adpressed pubescent beneath. Racemes up to 16 cm long; flowers blackish purple, 3.5-4.5 cm long; bracts ovate extending to the peduncle. Calyx-tube campanulate; two upper teeth quite connate; lowest longer than the middle ones. Petals much exserted; standard not more than half as long as the rostrate keel, which usually a little exceeds the wings. Stamens diadelphous; anthers dimorphous. Ovary sessile, many-ovuled; style incurved, beardless; stigma capitate. Pods 8-10 x 1.5-2.5 cm, grayish-brown, tomentose, hairs itching; seeds 4 or 5.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as cover crop in rubber plantations
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Brown, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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