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  Tephrosia travancorica
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Tephrosia travancorica Toth. et Das, Rheedea 1: 57. 1991.
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  Description: Undershrubs. Leaves imparipinnate, 8-13 cm long; leaflets opposite, 11-19, ovate-elliptic, to ovate-oblong to oblong, 15-30 x 5-10 mm, acute or retuse at apex, rounded at base, entire, glabrous above, glabrous or minutely puberulous below; petioles 1-1.5 mm; stipules small, ovate. Racemes terminal, 10 x 6 cm. Flowers fairly large, 20-24 mm; pedicels 17-20 mm long; bracts small; rachis and bracts canescent. Calyx cup campanulate 3-5 mm, canescent, distinctly 5-toothed, teeth 1-2 mm long, unequal. Vexillum ovate to ovate- orbicular, 2 cm across, clawed, glabrous within and densely brown silky without; wings oblong, 15 mm; keels boat-shaped, 2 cm long; Stamens monadelphous, sheath 18-24 mm, five longer filaments alternating with five shorter ones; vexillary filaments free below. Pistil 2.5 cm, ovary linear; style short; stigma capitate; ovules 4. Pod not known.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Degraded forest areas
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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