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  Tephrosia hookeriana
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Tephrosia hookeriana Wight & Arn., Prodr. 212. 1834, non Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 113. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 320(226). 1918; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 135. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 155. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 256. 1992.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets silky-pubescent. Leaves alternate, pinnate, to 13 cm; leaflets 8-10 pairs, opposite, 2-3.5 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong-obovate or oblanceolate, chartaceous, glabrescent above, yellowish-pubescent below, base subacute-cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse-truncate, stiff-mucronate; petiole to 1 cm; petiolule 0.5 mm; stipules linear, 8 mm. Pseudoracemes leaf-opposed, to 15(20) cm; flowers on interrupted clusters; peduncle to 3 cm; bracts to 4 mm; pedicel to 5 mm. Calyx-tube 2 mm, velvety; lobes to 4 mm. Standard petal obovate, 1 x 0.8 cm, sericeous. Pod oblong, 4 x 0.5 cm, compressed, tomentose, yellowish-pubescent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Cannanore, Kumbla
   
 
   
 
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