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  Indigofera aspalathoides
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Indigofera aspalathoides Vahl ex DC., Prodr. 2: 231. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 94. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 309(218). 1918; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 192. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 163. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 185. 1992 & in Hajra et. al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 21: 16. 1995.
  Malayalam Name(s): Manneli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrub, much branched; young stems appressed-pubescent with white hairs, later glabrescent; stipules minute, setaceous; leaves sessile, digitate, subfasciculate, 1-5-foliolate; leaflets linear to obovate, often involute, about 2-3(-7) mm long, 1 mm wide or less, obtuse at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous above, sparsely appressed-pubescent beneath; flowers about 5-6 mm long, solitary, axillary, on pedicels about 5 mm long; bracts minute, setaceous; calyx 1-1.5 mm long with deltoid lobes, sparsely pubescent; petals reddish; fruit linear, straight, 5-15 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, sparsely pubescent, (3-)5-8-seeded.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Sandy wastelands
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Panangoteri-Kollenkode
   
 
   
 
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