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  Mucuna pruriens var. hirsuta
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. hirsuta (Wight & Arn.) Wilmot-Dear, Kew Bull. 42:44.1987; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 218. 1992. Mucuna hirsuta Wight & Arn., Prodr. 254. 1934; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 187. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 355(251). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 153. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 148. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 134. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 166. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 110. 1998.
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  Description: Herbaceous climbers, stem densely hispid. Leaflets to 13 x 8.5 cm, broadly ovate, acute at base and apex, fulvous-tomentose; nerves 8 pairs; lateral leaflets inequilateral; petiole 12.5 cm long, hispid, stipule lanceolate. Racemes 17 x 10 cm, densely hispid. Flowers 3-together, 4.5 cm long; calyx 1.5 cm long, lobes ovate, densely hispid; standard 22 m across, wings 40 x 13 mm, oblong; keel 43 x 5 mm, linear-oblong, curved, acute at apex. Pods 7 x 1.5 cm, compressed, densely covered with black bristles.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Mlappara, Anchurali, Pathenthode, on way to Kannoth, Nedumpoyil, Mathur
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