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  Mezoneuron hymenocarpum
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Mezoneuron hymenocarpum Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 1166: 233. 1897; Subram. et al., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 86: 271. 1989. Caesalpinia hymenocarpa (Prain) Hattink, Reinwardtia 9: 35. 1974; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 11. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 161. 1996.
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  Description: Shrubs or climbers; stems puberulent or glabrous, armed with recurved prickles; stipules minute, scale-like, about 0.5 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide; leaves bipinnate with main axis 20-40 cm long; pinnae 6-10 pairs, each pinna with about 10-18 leaflets; leaflets opposite or alternate, ovate to obovate-oblong, 1.1-2.8 cm long, 0.5-1.6 cm wide, rounded to retuse at the apex, asymmetrically rounded to cuneate at the base, puberulent to glabrous on both surfaces; inflorescences racemose or paniculate, axillary or terminal, many-flowered; bracts minute, caducous; flowers about 7-10 mm long on pedicels 8-15 mm long; calyx with sepals 6-10 mm long, ciliate; petals yellow, about 7-8 mm long; stamens exserted to about 7-17 mm long; ovules 4-6; fruit indehiscent, oblong or elliptic, compressed, 6-15 cm long, 2-3(-4) cm wide including a marginal wing about 6-8 mm wide along the dorsal suture, (1-)3-6 seeded; seeds ellipsoid, compressed, about 5-10 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, 1 mm thick.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Thrissur
  Habitat: Forest plantations
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, South East Asia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vazhachal
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