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  Rhynchosia capitata
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Rhynchosia capitata (Heyne ex Roth) DC., Prodr. 2: 386. 1825; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 374(264). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 237. 1992. Glycine capitata Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 346. 1821. Glycine aurea Willd., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 218. 1803. Rhynchosia aurea sensu Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 221. 1876p.p., non (Willd.) DC.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 374(264). 1918; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 169. 1990.
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  Description: Slender climbers; branchlets hispid, spreading. Leaves alternate, trifoliate, to 6 cm; leaflets obovate-suborbicular, 2.5-3 x 2.5-3 cm, as long as broad, chartaceous, terminal one equilateral; laterals oblique, base subacute-cuneate, margin entire, apex rotund; petiole to 8 cm; petiolule to 2 mm; stipules to 2.5 mm; stipels minute. Racemes axillary or leaf-opposed, to 3 cm, capitate; peduncle to 4 cm, with a slender leafless shoot near the middle; bracts to 3 mm; pedicel to 6 mm. Calyx gland-dotted. Petals exserted, yellow. Pod ovoid, 0.8 x 1 cm, transversely wrinkled, softly pilose, gland-dotted; seeds 2, strophiolate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: 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: Dhoni R. F.
   
 
   
 
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