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  Polygala chinensis
 
  Family: POLYGALACEAE
  Citation:  Polygala chinensis L., Sp. Pl. 704. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 58(42). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 74. 1984; R.N. Banerjee in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 464. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 64. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 25. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 61. 2005; R.N. Banerjee & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 295. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 128. 2009. Polygala glomerata Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 426. 1790; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 206. 1872.
  Malayalam Name(s): Amrithanjan chedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indian milkwort
  Description: Herbs, branchlets hirsute. Leaves 1-5 x 0.5-1.5 cm, obovate-oblanceolate, bracts hairy, persistent. Racemes axillary, pubescent, less than 2 cm; keel petal crenate with shortly notched appendages; style hooked at apex. Capsule slightly winged, ciliate along the margins; seeds pilose, caruncle cup shaped.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malaesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alampetty, Churullipetty, Ranni, Maniyaar
   
 
   
 
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