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  Neonotonia wightii
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Neonotonia wightii (Graham ex Wight & Arn.) Lackey, Phytologia 37: 209. 1977; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 162. 1990; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 149. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 219. 1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 217. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 110. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 101. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 299. 2009. Notonia wightii Graham ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 208. 1834. Glycine javanica sensu Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 183. 1876,p.p. non L. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 351(248). 1918. Glycine wightii (Graham ex Wight & Arn.) Verdc., Taxon 15: 35. 1966; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 162. 1990. Neonotonia wightii (Graham ex Wight & Arn.) Lackey var. coimbatorensis (Ajitha Sen) Karthik., Indian J. For. 4: 65. 1981; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 220. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 147. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 98. 2002. Glycine wightii (Graham ex Wight & Arn.) Verdc. var. coimbatorensis Ajitha Sen, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 74:330.1978.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattavarakkavalli
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  Description: Stout climbers. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets equal, 8 x 6 cm, ovate, acute, pubescent. Racemes erect, to 25 cm long, axillary. Flowers 8 mm long, densely clustered; bracts and bracteoles striate; calyx 5 mm long, lobes lanceolate; petals white, standard obovate; wings oblong, appendaged at base, keel obovate; stamens 10, monadelphous; anthers uniform; ovary densely hairy, 4-6 ovuled; style stout, stigma fimbriate. Pods 4 x 0.6 cm, oblong, deflexed, densely hairy, depressed between seeds; seeds 5 x 4 mm, oblong.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Wayanad, Thrissur
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India, Sri Lanka and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Sivapura, Karimutty, Alampetty, Vavalala, Thekkady, Pachakkanam, Begur, Nadugani ghats
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