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  Alysicarpus bupleurifolius
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (L.) DC., Prodr. 2: 352. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 158. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 338(239). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 86. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 117. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 124. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 146. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 77. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 130. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 188. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 88. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 83. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 84. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 156. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 265. 2009. Hedysarum bupleurifolium L., Sp. Pl. 745. 1753.
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  Description: Erect herbs. Leaves to 4 x 0.9 cm, oblong, acute, cordate or rounded at base, ciliate; petiole 3 mm long; stipule 1 cm long. Racemes 10-15 cm long, interrupted; bracts 7 x 5 mm, chaffy. Flowers grouped; calyx 10 mm long, lobes ciliate at apex; petals bluish violet. Pods 2 cm long; joints reticulate, smooth.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Polynesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Orange
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Pattikkad, Paradipolla, Kalvarimala, Vengoli, Pezha, Kakki hills, Tolpetty, Hosdurg, Nileswar, Olavakkot, Saivila, Kanjirakadavu
   
 
   
 
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