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  Mucuna monosperma
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Mucuna monosperma DC. ex Wight, Bot. Misc. 2: 346. Suppl. t.12. 1831; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 185. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 355(251). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 153. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 149. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 166. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 216. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 98. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 215. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 110. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 186. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 298. 2009. Carpopogon monospermum (DC. ex Wight) Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 283. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malanthalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stout climbers; stems terete. Leaflets to 11 x 6.5 cm, ovate, abruptly acuminate, rounded to subcordate at base, hispid below; nerves 4-6 pairs; petiole 7 cm long; stipules ovate, densely hispid. Racemes to 10 cm long, drooping. Flowers few, greenish white; calyx 15 mm long, lobes lanceolate, hairy, standard 1 cm across, orbicular; wings 3 cm long, linear-oblong, curved. Pods 6.5 x 6 cm, woody, compressed, winged along the margins, transversely ridged on sides, densely covered with strong reddish-brown bristles.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Kallar, Rosemala, Uppupara, Kalleli, Begur, Mukkali forests, Vaniampuzha
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