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  Mucuna pruriens var. thekkadiensis
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. thekkadiensis Thoth. & Ravik., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 703. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 110. 1998.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; stems rounded, hairy. Leaves alternate, trifoliate; petioles 7.5-15.5 cm long; lateral leaflets 8.0-12.5 x 4.5 -7.5 cm, cordate, base truncate, apex acute and slightly mocronate, chartaceous, glabrescent above, densely minute, white hairy beneath; petiolules ca 1.5 cm long, hairy; terminal leaflet rhombic ovate, 11.5-14.0 x 6.5-9.5 narrowly rounded at apex, petiolues 0.5 cm long. Infructescence 21 cm long, shorter than leaves, rachis densely brown hairy with 8-10 pods crowded. Pods narrowly oblong, 8.5-9.5 x 1.2-1.5 cm, brown, not plaited or curved, densely matted with deciduous, brownish, red, irritant bristles and very minute brown hairs; seeds 4-5, brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: -February
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thekkady
   
 
   
 
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