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  Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC., Prodr. 2: 353. 1825, var. vaginalis; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 158. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 338(238). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 86. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 137. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 117. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 125. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 119. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 162. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 146. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 81. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 135. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 130. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 189. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 89. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 84. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 156. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 199. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 266. 2009. Hedysarum vaginalis L., Sp. Pl. 746. 1753. Hedysarum cylindricum Lam., Encycl. 6: 400. 1805. Alysicarpus cylindricus (Lam.) Desv., Ann. Linn. Soc. Paris 4: 301. 1826.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nila-orila
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Alyce clover, One leaved clover
  Description: Diffuse herbs; branches sparsely hairy. Basal leaves 0.8-3.5 x 0.7-1.5 cm, ovate- orbicular, base cordate, apex rounded, apiculate; upper leaves to 5 x 1.8 cm, oblong to linear-lanceolate, base subcordate, apex acuminate, petiole to 6 mm long; stipules to 1.8 cm long, lanceolate, striate, scarious; stipels minute. Flowers in terminal racemes up to 7 cm long; pedicels c. 2 mm long. Calyx c. 4 mm long, equalling or slightly longer than the first joint of pod; segments linear, striate. Corolla pink to purple; standard c. 5 mm long. Staminal tube to 5 mm long; anthers uniform. Ovules many; style filiform, incurved at apex. Pods 1.3-2 cm long, subterete, not constricted between the joints, reticulately veined, joints 4-8.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wastelands 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: Peechi, Thannikkudy, Thekkady, Vengoli, Thunakkadavu, Adoor, Cannanore, Kuthuparamba, Tellicherry, Bekal, Manjeswar, Olavakkot, Mukkali forests, Alleppey town, Kakkazham, Kanjirakadavu, Karimpuzha
   
 
   
 
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