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  Alysicarpus vaginalis var. nummularifolius
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC. var. nummularifolius Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 232. 1855; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 158. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 338(238). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 81. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 135. 1994. Alysicarpus nummularifolius DC., Prodr. 2: 353. 1825,p.p. Fabricia nummularifolia (DC.) O.Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 192. 1891.
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  Description: A decumbent-ascending or prostrate perennial herb with glabrous branches, 30-90 cm tall. Leaves simple, variable in size and shape on a single plant, 0.7-4 cm long and 0.7-1.5 cm wide, broadly to narrowly oblong or obovate, base subcordate or truncate, apex acute or emarginate, usually hairy; petioles 0.3-1.4 cm long; stipules to 1.2 cm long. Flowers small, red or pinkish-yellow, borne in pairs subtended by a stipule -like bract, in lax, downy, axillary or terminal racemes to 5 cm long. Fruits (pods) nearly round or cylindrical, upto 2.5 cm long, 6-9 jointed; seeds smooth, brownish-yellow, 2 mm in diam.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Among grasses and sedges
  Distribution: Asia, West Indies and America
  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
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  Localities: Vellayani
   
 
   
 
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