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  Uraria rufescens
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Uraria rufescens (DC.) Schind., Feddes Repert. 21: 14. 1925; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 139. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 102. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 95. 1999; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 158. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 136. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 88. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 158. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 175. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 268. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 160. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 98. 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; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 52. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 201. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 117. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 107. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 103. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 223. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 192. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 313. 2009. Desmodium rufescens DC., Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 4: 101. 1825; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 102. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 95. 1999. Doodia hamosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 367. 1832. Uraria hamosa (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 222.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 150. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 336(237). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Moovila
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect subshrubs; stems triquetrous, hispid. Leaflets to 8.5 x 4.5 cm, elliptic, acute or obtuse at apex and base, hispid below; petiole 1-2.5 cm long; stipules 12 mm long, acuminate; stipel subulate. Flowers distant; bracts 7 mm long, hispid. Calyx 3 mm long, glabrous. Standard petal 6 x 8 mm, orbicular, cuneate at base, pinkish; wings 5 x 3 mm, oblique, auricled at base; keel 6 x 3 mm, shortly spurred near the base. Joints of pods 6-8, each 2 x 2 mm, hispid, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Kulathupuzha, Vattavada, Ichampetty, Mavelikkudy, Mangaladevi, Uppupara, Thannikkudy, Koruthode, Karimala, Nellikuth, Pisiadamala, Thekkuthode, Moozhiar, Taliparamba, Lock-hert gap, Devicolam, Karivara-Pathenthode forest, Nedumkayam
   
 
   
 
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