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  Vigna bourneae
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Vigna bourneae Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 224. 1919 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 365. 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 272. 1992.
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  Description: Scandent herb; branchlets rusty, hairs reflexed. Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole to 8 cm; leaflets ovate-acuminate, to 8 x 5 cm, rusty villous, middle one deltoid; petiolule 1 cm; stipels subulate; stipules peltate, oblong, to 1.5 cm. Racemes axillary; peduncle to 20 cm, stout; rachis 6 cm, nodose; bracts and bracteoles oblong, hirsute, 6 mm. Calyx campanulate, 5 mm, upper 2 lobes subconnate. Corolla exserted, to 1.5 cm, yellow. Standard broad, 1.5 x 2 cm, base auriculate; wings broad, obtuse, 1.2 x 1 cm, base semi-sagittate; keels curved, rostrate, 1.5 x 0.6 cm, base clawed. Ovary villous; style subapically hairy. Pod densely villous, to 6 cm, glabrescent; seeds 8-10, to 3 mm.
  Habit: Climber
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  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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