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  Alysicarpus heterophyllus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Alysicarpus heterophyllus (Benth. ex Baker.) Jafri & Ali, Biologia (Lahore) 12: 33. 1966; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 78. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 88. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 84. 2002. Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC. var. heterophyllus Benth. ex Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 158. 1876.
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  Description: Procumbent herbs; stem strigose along one line. Leaves to 6 x 0.5 cm, linear-oblong, acute, minutely hairy below, base rounded; petiole 5 mm long; stipule 2 x 0.3 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, straw-coloured. Raceme to 5 cm long, terminal; bracts 7 x 4 mm, ovate, acute; calyx 10 mm long, lobes strongly ciliate at apex; standard pink, 8 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Ponmudi, Mangaladevi, Velayudhankayi
   
 
   
 
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