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  Shuteria involucrata
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Shuteria involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 207. 1834; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 137. 1989; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 245. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 100. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 305. 2009. Glycine involucrata Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 22. t. 241. 1832. Glycine involucrata Wall. var. glabrata (Wight & Arn.) Ohashi, J. Jap. Bot. 50: 305. 1975. Shuteria glabrata Wight & Arn., Prodr. 207. 1834. Shuteria vestita Wight & Arn., Prodr. 207. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 181. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 350(247). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 155. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 153. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 86. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 171. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 245. 1992; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 109. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 52. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 218. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 113. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 189. 2005.
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  Description: Slender twiners, stem villous. Leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets unequal, 3-4.5 x 2-2.5 cm, ovate, apex obtuse, base rounded, chartaceous, villous; petiole to 6 cm long, stipules lanceolate, striate with a tuft of hairs at base. Racemes to 20 cm long, axillary; bracts and bracteoles similar. Flowers many, white, deflexed. Calyx 4 mm long, lobes acuminate. Petals white, standard 7 x 5 mm, orbicular, wings 8 m long, spurred at base, keel 8 x 3 mm, oblong. Stamens 9 + 1. Ovary many-ovuled, densely hairy. Pods to 4 x 0.5 cm, oblong, flat, densely hispid; seeds many, cubical.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, often in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vellimala, Vavalala, Vallakkadavu, Keerapady, Karimala, Aruvikad, Panthenthode border, Kummattanthode, Pathenthode, Kakki hills, Chandanathode, on way to Kannoth, on way to Brahmagiri, Lock-hert gap, Devicolam, Nadugani ghats, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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