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  Teramnus mollis
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Teramnus mollis Benth., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 8: 265. 1865; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 352(249). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 157. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 136. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 157. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 261. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 156. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 220. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 192. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 312. 2009. Teramnus labialis (L. f.) Spreng. var. mollis (Benth.) Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 184. 1876.
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  Description: Slender twiners. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets unequal, terminal one rhombi-lanceate, c.9 by 4.5 cm, laterals oblong-lanceate, 7 by 3.5 cm, apex acute, base rounded to subcordate, lower surface densely greyish-tomentose, thin-coriaceous. Racemes axillary, c. 6 cm long, solitary or 2-3, in clusters. Flowers lax. about 2 mm long, pink. Calyx campanulate, lobes more or less 4, upper 2 connate. Petals little exserted, clawed. Stamens 10; monadelphous, anthers alternatively fertile and sterile. Ovary stipitate; style curved. Pods compressed, pubescent, apex hooked; seeds oblong.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Gurunadhan mannu, Begur, Payyavur, Nedumkayam
   
 
   
 
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