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  Rhynchosia rufescens
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Rhynchosia rufescens (Willd.) DC., Prodr. 2: 387. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 220. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 373(263). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 91. 1982; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 170. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 240. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 151. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 218. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 113. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 103. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 100. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 219. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 304. 2009. Glycine rufescens Willd., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften 4:222. 1803.
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  Description: Subshrubs with trailing branches, glandular-hairy. Leaflets 6.5 x 2.5 cm, ovate, acute, rounded at base; petiole 4-5 cm long; stipules ovate. Flowers in short racemes. Calyx 8 mm long, lobes oblong, obtuse. Petals included, yellow; standard 7 mm diam., orbicular, glabrous; wings 5 mm long, oblong. Pods 7 x 5 mm, ovoid, turgid, minutely hispid; seed-1, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Habitat: Grasslands and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: -350
  Localities: Churullipetty, Mangaladevi, Vengoli, Attapady block-Mukkali, Koomanpara, Chathankode
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