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  Clitoria ternatea var. ternatea
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Clitoria ternatea L., Sp. Pl. 753. 1753, var. ternatea; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 208. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 365(258). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 141. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 119. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 168. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 114. 1992; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 148. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 137. 1994; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 205. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 316. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aaral, Kakkanamkoti, Malayamukki, Sankupushpum
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Clitoria
  Description: Slender twiners. Leaves odd-pinnate; leaflets 5-7, 2.2-4.5 x 1.5-2.8 cm, broadly elliptic, ovate or obovate, base cuneate to rounded, apex obtuse to rounded, pubescent; stipules c. 4 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, persistent. Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels to 1 cm long; bracts 2-3 mm long, persistent; bracteoles foliaceous, auricled. Calyx tube 5-7 mm long, pubescent; lobes acuminate. Petals blue or white, clawed; standard 3.5-4.3 cm long, obovate, emarginate; wings oblong, falcate, adnate to keel; keels obovate, incurved. Stamens diadelphous; filaments unequal. Ovary c. 7 mm long, pubescent; style curved, apex dilated. Pods 5-9 x 0.6-0.9 cm, linear, compressed, apically beaked. Seeds many, 5-7 mm long, compressed, reniform, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown in the gardens, also runs wild
  Distribution: Widely cultivated in the tropics, probably native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Taliparamba, Walayar, Karthikapally
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