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  Millettia rubiginosa
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Millettia rubiginosa Wight & Arn., Prodr. 263. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 104. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 322(227). 1918; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 166. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 215. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 155. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 93. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 145. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 98. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 109. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 97. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 214. 2002.
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  Description: Large woody climbers; stem yellow pubescent. Leaves pinnately 3-5-foliolate; leaflets to 20 x 8 cm, ovate-oblong, acuminate at apex; minutely golden brown hairy, petiole to 10 cm long; stipule ovate; stipel filiform. Flowers in axillary simple or branched racemes; bracts ovate; calyx campanulate, 3 mm long, minutely lobed, standard 13 x 10 mm, obovate, emarginate, densely fulvous hairy on back; wings 10 mm long, oblong, with two patches of golden hairs; keel similar to wings; stamens 9 + 1; anthers uniform; ovary sessile, few-ovuled. Pods ca. 8 x 4.5 cm, obovate, compressed, woody, densely hairy; seeds 1-3, compressed, ovoid.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1100
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Mlappara, Poonkavanam, Kariamchola, Kothala, Irutukanam, Ayyappankovil-Kaikatty area, Ponmudi, Merchiston, Thenmalai, Teppakulam, Attayar, Koviltherimala, Kurisumala
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