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  Indigofera cassioides
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Indigofera cassioides Rottl. ex. DC., Prodr. 2: 225. 1825; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 89. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 192. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 186. 1992 & in Hajra et. al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 21:29. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 51. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 107. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 294. 2009. Indigofera pulchella Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 382. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 101. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 313(221). 1918; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 100. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Manneli, Manali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect shrubs, to 1.5 m tall. Leaves to 13 cm long; leaflets to 10 pairs, to 2 x 1 cm, obovate, emarginate, cuspidate; stipule lanceolate. Racemes 5-15 cm long, axillary, many-flowered; bracts lanceolate, subulate above. Flowers 13 mm long, pink; calyx 3.5 mm long, lobes acuminate, hairy; standard 10 x 7 mm, obovate, glabrous; wings 11 mm long, oblanceolate; keel ciliate at apex. Pods 30 x 5 mm, oblong, compressed, glabrous, cuspidate, many-seeded.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands along hill slopes
  Distribution: Pakistan, India to Indo-China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 100-1200
  Localities: Vanchikulam, Nellimedu, Karimutty, Mangaladevi
   
 
   
 
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