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  Rhynchosia acutissima
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Rhynchosia acutissima Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 413. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 226. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 375(265). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 236. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 151. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 101. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 99. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 189. 2005.
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  Description: Branchlets pubescent. Leaflets 11-15 x 8-11 cm, ovate-rhomboid, apex caudate-acuminate, base truncate, 3-ribbed, puberulent above and sericeous below, intercostae reticulate; petiole to 8 cm long; stipule lanceolate, striate, cauducous 0.5 cm long. Flowers to 1.2 cm long, paired, in axillary many flowered racemes; pedicels 0.5 cm long, tomentose; calyx lobes lanceolate, ciliate along the margins; petals pale yellow with red veins; ovary villous, style glabrous. Pods villous, greenish-yellow, to 2 cm long; seeds bluish-black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kattalappara, Kariamchola, Upper Moozhiar
   
 
   
 
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