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  Rhynchosia viscosa
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Rhynchosia viscosa (Roth) DC., Prodr. 2: 387. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 225. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 375(265). 1918; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 170. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 241. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 104. 1999. Glycine viscosa Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 349. 1821. Dolichos glutinosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 312. 1832.
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  Description: Climbing herbs, pubescent. Terminal leaflets to 8 x 7.5 cm, laterals to 7.5 x 6 cm, rhomboid-elliptic, unequally ovate, acuminate, hirsute; petiole to 8 cm, petiolule 3 mm, stipules 8 mm, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent. Racemes axillary, to 20 cm, pubescent; flowers reddish-yellow; pedicels 3 mm; calyx tube 3 mm, upper two connate, lobes 2 mm, triangular, hirsute, lower 6 mm; standard petal 1.5 x 1 cm, orbicular, clawed, pubescent, emarginate; wings 1 x 0.4 cm, appendaged; keel united; staminal tube 8 mm; anthers 1 mm, unequal; ovary 5 mm, pubescent, style 9 mm, basally hairy, stigma oblique. Pod acute at apex, with persistent style; seeds 2.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Africa, Madagascar, India, Thailand and Java
  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: Kathitheetimala, Ichampetty, Agali, Attapady block-Mukkali, Walayar
   
 
   
 
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