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  Rhynchosia hirta
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Rhynchosia hirta (Andr.) Meikle & Verdc., Taxon 16: 462. 1967; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 170. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 238. 1992; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 104. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 101. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 113. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 100. 2002. Dolichos hirtus Andr., Bot. Repos. t. 446. 1807. Rhynchosia cyanosperma Benth. in Oliver, Fl. Trop. Africa 2: 218. 1871; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 222. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 375(264). 1918. Cyanospermum tomentosum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 260. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s): Neelapayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Hairy Snoutbean
  Description: Climbers, densely fulvous hairy. Leaflets to 13 x 9 cm, broadly ovate, shortly acuminate, rounded at base; petiole to 6 cm long; stipules ovate; stipels filiform. Racemes to 15 cm long, axillary, hispid; bracts 25 x 15 mm, ovate, acuminate. Flowers 2 cm long, densely arranged; pedicels 8 mm long; calyx 2 cm long, lobes oblong, densely hispid; petals included, yellow; standard 15 x 10 mm, emarginate; wings 12 x 5 mm, oblong, spurred; keel glabrous. Pods 18 x 8 mm, oblong, acute at apex, impressed between seeds; seeds 5 x 5 mm, smooth, shining.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Thrissur
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India, Africa and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Kattalappara, Methaganam, Kariamchola, Mukkali forests, Ariankavu
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