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  Smithia venkobarowii
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Smithia venkobarowii Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 330(233.) 1918 & Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 223. 1919; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 248. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 153. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 115. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 101. 2002.
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  Description: Erect subshrubs, to 70 cm high; stem white, yellowish villous. Leaflets 2-4 pairs 2-2.5 x 0.5 cm, oblong, obtuse, mucronate, glaucous beneath, glabrous, rachis hairy; stipules 12 mm long, 2-lobed at base; glabrous. Racemes 2 cm across; congested; bracts deciduous; bracteoles 3 x 1.5 mm, obovate, bristled. Flowers few; calyx 7 mm long, lips similar, obtuse, sparsely ciliate; standard 1 cm across, yellow. Joints of pods 3 x 2.5 mm, orbicular, strongly reticulate, smooth, 5-7 together.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Sholayar, Vallakkadavu, Koorankuzhi
   
 
   
 
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