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  Calopogonium mucunoides
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Calopogonium mucunoides Desv., Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 9: 423. 1826; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 118. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 127. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 178. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 104. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 132. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 88. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 207. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 159. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 201. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 269. 2009.
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  Description: Slender creeping and climbing herbs, coarsely brown-tawny pubescent. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; leaflets 3-7 x 2-4 cm, elliptic-rhomboid, obtuse, base rounded or oblique, densely pubescent; lateral nerves 4 pairs; petioles 3-8 cm long; stipels 3 mm long, subulate. Flowers bluish, in axillary racemes; bracts and bracteoles small caducuos; pedicels to 3 m long. Calyx lobes unequal, 4-6 mm long, upper 2 connate, other 3 lobes linear lanceolate. Standard petal obovate, appendaged with 2 inflexed auricles; keel petals shorter than wing petals. Stamens 9+1. Ovary densely villous, sessile; ovules many, style slender, stigma capitate. Pods coarsely pubescent, 2-3 cm long, compressed-convex, slightly constricted between the seeds; seeds 5-7.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Ernakulam, Wayanad
  Habitat: Forest plantations, also in the plains
  Distribution: Introduced form Tropical Asia; now wild in Southern India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Blue
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Vazhachal, Kattalappara, Tiruvalla, Pampa, Kannoth, Nileswar, Payyavur, on way to Panoth, Aroor, Vadapuram
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