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  Tephrosia vogelii
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f. in Hook. Niger Fl. 296. 1849.
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  Description: Subshrubs, densely villous. Leaflets 13-19, to 7 x 2 cm, oblong, apex obtuse, mucronate, mid-nerves impressed, densely silky below and ciliate along the margins; petiole to 3 cm, petiolule 3 mm, stipule 1 cm, ovate, tomentose. Panicles pseudoaxillary, tomentose, to 15 cm long; flowers red; pedicels 8 mm; bracts 4 mm; calyx tube 5 mm, campanulate, lobes 3 x 2 cm, ovate; standard petal 3 x 2 cm, obovate, sericeus outside; wings 2 x 0.5 cm; keel 2.5 cm long, united, all petals clawed; staminal tube 2 cm, filaments 3 mm; anthers 1.5 mm, oblong; ovary 2 cm, densely hirsute, style 1 cm, bearded. Pod densely woolly, seeds many.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Cultivated as fodder plant
  Distribution: Native of America; introduced to India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Ichampetty
   
 
   
 
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