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  Pycnospora lutescens
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Pycnospora lutescens (Poir.) Schind., J. Bot. 64: 145. 1926; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 154. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 85. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 153. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 169. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 236. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 157. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 107. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 150. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 100. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 200. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 112. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 218. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 188. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 236. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 303. 2009. Hedysarum lutescens Poir. in Lam., Encycl. 6: 417. 1805. Pycnospora hedysaroides R. Br. ex Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 153. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 333(235). 1918. Pycnospora nervosa Wight & Arn., Prodr. 197. 1834.
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  Description: Trailing herbs, upto 75 cm long. Young stem, petioles and peduncles pubescent with short hooked hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; middle leaflet 1-1.5 x 0.8-1.2 cm, ovate-obovate, cuneate at base, obtuse or slightly emarginate at tip; laterals 0.8-1.2 x 0.6-0.8 cm, elliptic, glabrous above, pubescent beneath; stipules 5-7 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers in 2-5-flowered terminal racemes. Calyx minute, lobes deeply 2-cleft; teeth subulate. Corolla 2-3 mm long, purple. Ovary c. 1 mm long, oblong; ovules many. Pods 6-8 x 5-6 mm, oblong, turgid, hirsute, black when mature.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Africa, Tropical Asia and Australia
  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:
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  Altitude: 700-800
  Localities: Kattalappara, Thannikkudy, Mangaladevi, Vallakkadavu, Ponmudi, Damsite, Pathenthode, Vallicode, Kannoth, Chandanathode, Nootavanpara, Vazhikadavu, Thenmalai, Bonaccord, Athirumala

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