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  Biophytum sensitivum var. sensitivum
 
  Family: OXALIDACEAE
  Citation:  Biophytum sensitivum (L.) DC., Prodr. 1: 690. 1824, var. sensitivum; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 436. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 133(95). 1915; 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. 89. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 94. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 95. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 50. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25,31. 1996; Manna in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 238. 1997; N.P. Balakr. & W. Arisdason in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 574. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 178. 2009. Oxalis sensitiva L., Sp. Pl. 434.1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mukkutti, Theendavadi
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  Description: Annual herbs, to 15 cm high, downy-pubescent. Leaves 1.5-8 cm long; petioles to 2 cm long; leaflets 7-15 pairs; terminal pair the largest, obovate, curved, ca 12 x 7 mm; upper ones oblong, ca 10 x 6 mm; basal ones ovate, obtuse at base, short-apiculate at apex, ca 7 x 4 mm; apical bristles to 1.5 mm long. Umbels 5-10, 7-10 flowered; peduncles 3-7 cm long, appressed-strigose and glandular hairy; bracts ovate, setaceous; pedicels 2 mm or longer. Flowers 6-8 mm across, yellow with brick red tinge or red lines inside corolla. Sepals 5, lanceolate, to 5 mm long, glandular-pubescent, 5-nerved. Petals 5, oblong to 8 mm long. Stamens 10, short ones to 1 mm long, long ones to 3 mm long; staminal tube to 1.5 mm long; filaments sparsely puberulous. Ovary to 1.5 mm long; style to 1.8 mm long, 2-fid, puberulous at base. Capsules glandular-pubescent along septa; seeds 2(-4) in each locule, concentrically 9-ridged.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Wayanad, Kottayam, Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist shady places
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Thazhoor kadavu, Cannanore, Taliparamba, Chandanathode, Kulathupuzha
   
 
   
 
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