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  Alysicarpus glumaceus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC., Prodr. 2: 353. 1825; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 78. 1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 189. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 265. 2009. Hedysarum glumaceum Vahl, Symb. Bot.2: 106. 1791. Hedysarum rugosum Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 1172. 1803. Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC., Prodr. 2: 353.1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:159.1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 338(239). 1918; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 161. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 146. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 98. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 84. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Oosapayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect herbs, sparsely ciliate. Leaves 2.5-7.5 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong-elliptic, apex acute, mucronate, base cordate, erect pilose below; petiole to 1 cm, stipules 2, 1.1 cm, elliptic, acuminate, membranous. Racemes axillary and terminal, 6-7 cm, congested, peduncles 3 mm; bracts 7 x 4 mm, ovate; calyx deeply 4-lobed, upper 2 cleft, tube 2 mm, lobes 4.5 and 5.5 mm; standard petal 4.5 x 2.5 mm, wing 4 x 0.5 mm, keels 4 mm; staminal sheath 4 mm. Pod usually 1-3 jointed, to 6 mm, transversally rugose, apex with triangular cap; fruiting calyx 1.1 x 0.2 cm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kollam, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kathitheetimala, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Vadapuram, Kanjirakadavu, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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