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  Sophora wightii
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Sophora wightii Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 250. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 289(274). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 250. 1992; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 139. 1999. Sophora heptaphylla sensu Wight, Ic. t. 115. 1846, non L. 1753.
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  Description: Erect shrubs up to 6 m high, sparsely branched; branches usually drooping, young parts villous, bark blackish- brown when mature. Leaves pinnate, up to 35 cm long; leaflets 3.5-12 x 1-3 cm, oblanceolate, elliptic-oblong, lanceolate, acuminate, base narrowed, glabrous above, adpressed hairy beneath when young; stipules linear-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 cm long. Racemes up to 10 cm long, upcurved; flowers 2-2.5 cm long, white. Calyx lobes obscure, slightly saccate at base. Petals white, ca. 2 cm long. Pods 10-15 cm long, drooping, constricted between seeds; seeds 3-7 .
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Margins of shola forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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  Localities: Sispara
   
 
   
 
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