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  Vigna pilosa
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Vigna pilosa (Roxb.) Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 207. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 365(257). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 159. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 275. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 157. 1996; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 193. 2005. Dolichos pilosus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 312. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattucherupayar, Kattupayar
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Leaflets ovate-lanceate, 8-12 by 4-5.5 cm, base subcordate, apex gradually acute-apiculate, pubescent, basally 3-nerved, chartaceous. Racemes short-peduncled. Flowers to 15 mm long; calyx-lobes unequal; corolla pinkish-red, exerted. Pods straight or slightly curved, cylindric, densely pilose, apex beaked. Seeds 8-12, reniform.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thrissur, Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Vellanimala, Thekkuthode, Kannoth, Nedumpoyil
   
 
   
 
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