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  Rhynchosia courtallensis
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Rhynchosia courtallensis van der Maesen, Rheedea 5: 56. 1995. Dunbaria ferruginea sensu Baker in Hook.f., 2: 217. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 370(261). 1918; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 160. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 104. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 209. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 96. 1999. Dunbaria latifolia Wight & Arn., Prodr. 258. 1834, nom. illeg.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs, ferrugenous tomentose. Terminal leaflets to 10 x 8 cm, lateral 8 x 6 cm, oblique at base, rhomboid-ovate, apex acuminate, base oblique, slightly cordate; petiole to 5 cm, petiolule 0.3-2 cm, stipules and stipels linear, pubescent. Panicles axillary, flowers yellow; peduncles to 2 cm, pubescent; calyx tube 7 mm, pubescent, lobes 4 mm, triangular; standard petal 3 x 2 cm, orbicular, auricled; wings 2.5 x 1 cm, obliquely obovate; keels 2.5 x 1 cm, clavate; staminal sheath 2 cm, filaments 9 mm; anthers 1 mm; ovary 8 mm, ovules many, tomentose, style 2 cm, hairy, stigma oblique. Pod 4 x 1 cm, pubescent, beaked.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kollam
  Habitat: Moist deciduous 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
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Kathitheetimala, Marayur, Bhavani river bank, Koomanpara, Thenmalai
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