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  Vigna aconitifolia
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal, Bull. Jard. Bot. Natt. Belge 39: 160. 1969. Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacq., Obs. 3: 2. t. 52. 1768; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 202. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 363(256). 1918.
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  English name(s): Moth bean
  Description: Suberect or climbing shrubs; stem and branches striate with long, spreading and deflexed hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets variable in size and shape, usually all the 3 variously and more or less deeply lobed; lobes oblong, acute or acuminate, more or less hairy when young, glabrescent with age; petioles to 8 cm long, hairy with spreading or deflexed hairs; stipules medifixed, prolonged below their insertion into a 2 mm long, rounded lobe; upper part 6 mm long, acute, strongly nerved and hairy with long spreading hairs; stipels 4-5 mm long, spreading, persistent. Racemes capitate; peduncles long, hairy like stem; bracteoles linear, with setaceous, ciliated tips protruding beyond the buds. Calyx 4-5 mm long; tube 1.5 mm long, teeth setaceous, hairy. Corolla 5-5.5 mm long, yellow. Pods 2-4 x 0.5 cm, minutely hairy, 5-8-seeded; seeds 4.5 x 3 mm, oblong, brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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