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  Tephrosia canarensis
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Tephrosia canarensis Drumm. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 319(225). 1918; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 135. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 174. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 256. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 102. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 309. 2009.
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  Description: Erect subshrubs, stem channelled, hairy. Leaflets 7 or 9, 4-5.5 x 1.5 cm, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, apex mucronate, base acute, glabrous above, glaucous below; petiolule ca 3 mm, stipule ca 4 x 3 mm, ovate. Racemes axillary, peduncle to 10 cm; bracts and bracteoles subulate; flowers red, calyx to 7 mm, lobes lanceolate, velvety, standard to 1.5 x 8 cm, wings obovate, to 12 x 4 mm, keels to 13 x 5 mm; staminal sheath ca 7 mm; ovary ca 6 mm, velvety, style ca 4 mm, pubescent. Pods to 7.5 x 0.6 cm, slightly curved, sparsely hairy; seeds many.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vengoli, Taliparamba, Mukkali forests
   
 
   
 
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