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  Teramnus labialis
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Teramnus labialis (L.f.) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 235.1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:184.1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 352(249). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 157. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 175. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 261. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 160. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 109. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 156. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 103. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 103. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 243. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 312. 2009. Glycine labialis L.f., Suppl. Pl. 325. 1782.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukattuzhunnu, Kattualandu
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  Description: Slender climbers; branches appressed pubescent. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1.5-3.5 x 1.5-2.2 cm, ovate or elliptic, base rounded, apex acute, membranous, puberulent below; petiole to 4 cm long. Racemes axillary, up to 6 cm long, with distant clusters or solitary flowers in the axils of 2-3 mm long subulate bracts. Flowers 4 mm long; pedicels c. 2 mm long; bracts 2-3 mm long. Calyx-tube 2-3 mm long, campanulate; lobes acuminate, about equalling the tube, villous. Petals pink, clawed; standard c. 4 mm long, obovate; wings c.3 mm long, narrow-oblong; keels oblanceolate. Stamens monadelphous; anthers alternately fertile and sterile. Ovary tomentose; stigma capitate. Pods 3-4.2 x 0.25-0.3 cm, linear, compressed, thinly adpressed pubescent, ending in a hook formed by the persistent style; seeds dark brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kannur, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and Africa
  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:
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  Localities: Vellanimala, Vazhani, Kattalappara, Vengoli, Ezhimala, Ambayathode, Chandanathode, Kannoth, Anmooly slopes, Mathur, Pathiyoor, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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