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  Rhynchosia suaveolens
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Rhynchosia suaveolens (L. f.) DC., Prodr. 2: 387.1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:221.1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 374(264). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 241. 1992; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 104. 1995. Glycine suaveolens L. f., Suppl. Pl. 326. 1781.
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  Description: Viscous hairy erect undershrubs. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; leaflets up to 8 cm long, acute, ovate acuminate. Peduncles axillary, 2-flowered; flowers yellow; bracts usually caducous; Calyx not accrescent, lobes lanceolate, acuminate, nearly equal. Petals included or exserted. Stamens diadelphous; anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, usually 2-rarely 1-ovuled; style long, filiform, much incurved; stigma capitate. Pod indented without between the seeds and with a partition within; seeds 2, strophiolate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Kollam
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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