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  Pseudarthria viscida
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Pseudarthria viscida (L.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 209. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 154. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 334(236). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 154. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 131. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 151. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 135. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 198. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 168. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 230. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 156. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 109. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 149. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 99. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 199. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 112. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 102. 1999; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 305. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 98. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 216. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 187. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 235. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 301. 2009. Hedysarum viscidum L., Sp. Pl. 747. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Moovila
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Viscid pubescent subshrubs up to 75 cm tall. Leaves 3-foliolate; terminal leaflet 5-8 x 4-6 cm, ovate-rhomboid; laterals 3-4 x 2-3.5 cm, obliquely ovate, apex acute, base cuneate or obtuse, glabrescent above and densely woolly below; petioles 4-6 cm long; stipules 5-6 mm long, subulate. Flowers in axillary or terminal, often branched racemes; bracts and bracteoles 4-5 mm long, subulate, hairy. Calyx-tube 1-1.5 mm long; lobes 2-3 mm long, subulate, hairy. Corolla purplish; standard 4-5 mm long, ovate-obtuse. Stamens 9+1; staminal sheath c. 4 mm long. Ovary 3.5-4 mm long, terete, densely pubescent without; style subulate, incurved; stigma capitate. Pods 1-2 x 0.4-0.5 cm, linear-oblong, compressed, pubescent with hooked hairs; seeds 4-6, reniform.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -600
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Athiyodai, Mangaladevi, Orukomban, Arampa, Taliparamba, Kannavam, Mukkali forests, Olavakkot, Ponmudi, Pooyamkutty, Nedumkayam, Thenmalai, Mavelikkara, Meenmutty
   
 
   
 
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