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  Indigofera galegoides
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Indigofera galegoides DC., Prodr. 2: 225. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 100. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 313(221). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 189. 1992 & in Hajra et. al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 21: 60. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 51. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 108. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 182. 2005.
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  Description: Shrubs to about 2.5 m tall; stems glabrous or minutely appressed-pubescent; stipules filiform, about 2 mm long. Leaves imparipinnate, 15-23 foliolate; stipels minute, filiform; leaflets opposite or subopposite, elliptic to obovate, 1-5 x 0.5-2 cm, obtuse, apiculate at the apex, obtuse at the base, appressed-pubescent with minute hairs on both surfaces; inflorescence axillary, racemose, subspicate, many-flowered, much shorter than the leaves; bracts subulate, about 1 mm long. Flowers about 1-1.3 cm long. Calyx pubescent, about 2 mm long with short, deltoid lobes. Petals pinkish, the vexillum sericeous on the outer face. Pods 50 x 4 mm, oblong, compressed, tomentellus, cuspidate, uneven; seeds 5 x 2.5 mm, oblong, uneven, dark brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  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: 100-1000
  Localities: Anakuthivayal, Moozhiar
   
 
   
 
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