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  Centrosema molle
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Centrosema molle Benth., Comm. Legum. Gen. 55. 1837; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 270. 2009. Centrosema pubescens auct. non Benth. 1837: Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 140. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 119. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 70. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 120. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 167. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 178. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 111. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 137. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 133. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 89. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 208. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 91. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 85. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 193. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 204. 2009. Centrosema virginianum auct. non (L.) Benth. 1838; Thoth. et al., Curr. Sci. 39:353.1970; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 89. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 128. 1988; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 160. 2005. Clitoria virginiana L., Sp. Pl. 753. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattupayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Pubescent twiners. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 3-6.2 x 1.5-4 cm, ovate or elliptic, apex acuminate, base rounded, the terminal larger than the laterals, pubescent; petiole to 5 cm long; stipules persistent. Racemes axillary, 5-8-flowered; peduncles 4-5 cm long. Flowers 2.5-3.2 cm long; pedicels 7-10 mm long; bracts connate, 5-8 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, deciduous; bracteoles 6-8 mm long, ovate. Calyx-tube 3-4 mm long, campanulate, 2-lipped, upper lip emarginate, adpressed tomentose. Corolla violet; standard c. 3 cm long, ovate-suborbicular, gibbous at the back above the claw, emarginate, pubescent without; wings falcate, the auricle curved back. Stamens 9+1. Style basally pubescent. Pods 7-12 x 0.4-0.6 cm, linear, compressed with 4-raised ribs near sutures; seeds 15-18, 4-6 mm long, oblong, brown with dark mottling.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Forest plantations and deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Native of America; introduced in India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Pink
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-800
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Thekkady, Kannimara, Arayad, Adoor, Puthukulam, Kuthuparamba, Taliparamba, Parappa, Payyavur, Kottur R.F., Kallar, Cherthala, Laximithop, Canoli, Bonaccord
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