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  Indigofera constricta
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Indigofera constricta (Thw.) Trimen, Cat. Ceylon Pl. 23. 1885 & Handb. Fl. Ceylon 2: 27. 1894; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 312(221). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 152. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 146. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 187. 1992 & in Hajra et. al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 21: 41. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 145. 1996; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 182. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 295. 2009. Indigofera flaccida var. constricta Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 411. 1864.
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  Description: Erect shrubs. Leaves odd-pinnate, to 12 cm long; leaflets usually 11, opposite, elliptic, 1.5-4 by 0.7-2 cm, base and apex rounded, mucronulate, appressed hairy, membranous. Racemes to 12 cm long, axillary. Flowers many, lax, about 6 mm long; calyx 5-toothed; corolla scarlet coloured, appressed pubescent without; ovary linear. Pods slender, c. 4 cm long, curved, constricted between seeds.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular 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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 800-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Plapally, Nedumpoyil, Punalur
   
 
   
 
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