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  Tephrosia wynaadensis
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Tephrosia wynaadensis Drumm. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 319(224). 1918; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 175. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 260. 1992.
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  Description: Erect undershrubs. Leaves alternate, pinnate, terminal leaflets large, white silky beneath, up to 3.5 cm long; petiole not compressed, its margins not winged; stipules and bracts deltoid-lanceolate, deciduous. Inflorescence not elongate. Flowers (including calyx) at least 0.3 cm long, brick-red; claw of standard less than one-third as long as the limb. Calyx teeth broadly deltoid, the anterior alone equaling or longer than the tube. Pods golden tomentose, more than 6 cm long. Style in fruit more or less recovered or ascending. Seeds smooth, hardly compressed, 5 x 2 mm, oblong-reniform.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Aruvampara
   
 
   
 
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