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  Alysicarpus hamosus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 21: 171. 1853; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 157. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 338(238). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 78. 1992. Hedysarum procumbens Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3:345. 1832, non Mill. 1768. Alysicarpus procumbens (Roxb.) Schindl., Feddes Repert. 21: 11. 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 69. 1988.
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  Description: Trailing herbs, stem densely hairy. Leaves alternate, 1-3 cm long and broad; orbicular, rounded or obtuse at apex, subcordate at base, glabrous above, slightly hairy beneath; petiole minute, hairy like the branches. Flowers pink in densely hairy, axillary racemes. Calyx shorter or very slightly longer than the first joint of the pod, under .3 cm long. Petals not exserted; standard broad; keel obtuse, adhering to the wings. Stamens diadelphous. Pod flat, slightly curved, hairy, 3-6 jointed lomeutum.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Coastal areas and degraded forests
  Distribution: India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Campshed area
   
 
   
 
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