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  Biophytum reinwardtii var. reinwardtii
 
  Family: OXALIDACEAE
  Citation:  Biophytum reinwardtii (Zucc.) Klotzsch. in Peters Reise Mossamb. Bot. 1: 85. 1861, var. reinwardtii; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 437. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 133(95). 1915; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 55. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 100. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 87. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 76. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 88. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 98. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 95. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 49. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12,18. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 76. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 48. 1997; Manna in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 236. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 44. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 41. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 126. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 104. 2005; N.P. Balakr. & W. Arisdason in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 573. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 150. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 178. 2009. Oxalis reinwardtii Zucc., Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Koenigl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 1: 274. 1829-1830.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mukkutti, Theendanazhi
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  Description: Annual herbs up to 15 cm long. Leaves 12 - 17 jugate; rachis 4 - 7.5 cm, sparsely puberulous; leaflets overlapping, terminal largest, to 13 x 5 mm, asymmetric, obovate. Flowers umbellate in many flowered axillary peduncles; pedicels to 6 mm long; bracts ovate-attenuate, 1 - 1.5 mm long. Sepals 2 - 2.5 x 1 - 1.25 mm, ovate, acute-acuminate at apex, 7-nerved, half as long as petals in flower, 2/3 as long as in fruits. Petals yellow, 3.5 - 4.5 mm long, elliptic to oblanceolate, emarginated at apex; claw greenish, limb yellow. Fruits 3 - 3.5 x 2 - 2.5 mm, glandular hairy on the ribs; seeds 1 - 2 per cell, to 1.2 x 0.8 mm, transversely ridged and tubercled.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and plantations, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Mangaladevi, Pachakkanam, Parambikulam, Thellikkal, Pathenthode, Ranni, Vetchuchira, Chellikuzhy, Kannoth, Manjeswar, Payyavur, Sreekantapuram, Taliparamba, Chindaki forest, Malampuzha, Mukkali forests, Peradala, Kanjikuzhi, Mayitha
   
 
   
 
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