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  Smithia sensitiva
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Smithia sensitiva Ait., Hort. Kew (ed. 1) 3: 496. 1789; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 148. 1876,p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 329(232). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 83. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 156. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 134. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 154. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 137. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 201. 1990; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 174. 1991; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 248. 1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 176. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 115. 1998; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 239. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 307. 2009.
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  Description: Prostrate trailing herbs, simple or much branched. Leaves paripinnate, to 2.5 cm long; leaflets 4-12 x 2-4 mm, linear-oblong, apex obtuse, bristly-ciliate along the margins and midrib on lower surface; rachis ending in a bristle; stipules c. 5 mm long. Flowers yellow in axillary 1-6-flowered capitate racemes; peduncle to 1 cm long. Calyx to 1 cm long, equally 2-lipped, 5-7 mm long, scarious, with close, parallel nerves. Corolla 7-9 mm long; petals clawed; standard to 7-9 mm, ovate; keels incurved, to 5x3 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 5+5; anthers reniform. Ovary to 3 mm; style filiform; stigma simple. Fruit a lomentum, enclosed in calyx, 4-6-articulate; articles minutely papillose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Marshy grasslands
  Distribution: Tropical Asia and Africa
  Aquatic: Yes
  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: Thannikkudy, Elangad, Manjeswar, Taliparamba, Lock-hert gap, Nangiarkulangara, Karimpuzha, Vaniampuzha
   
 
   
 
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