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  Vigna trilobata
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Vigna trilobata (L.) Verdc., Taxon 17: 172. 1968 & Kew Bull. 24: 560. 1970; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 93. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 137. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 176. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 276. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 161. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 157. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 104. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 52. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 108. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 104. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 315. 2009. Dolichos trilobatus L., Mant. Pl. 1: 101. 1767. Phaseolus trilobus Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 201. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 362(256). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheruvidukol, Kattupayar, Kokkikai
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  Description: Twiners, pilose. Leaflets to 3.5 x 2.5 cm, apex obtuse, acute, pilose, basally tri-nerved; petiole 7 cm long, stipule 8 mm, oblong, acute, stipels 3 mm, linear. Racemes axillary, to 15 cm; flowers yellow; bracts 7 mm, lanceolate; calyx tube 1.5 mm, campanulate, lobes 5, 0.5 mm, ovate; corolla 4 mm long; keel 6 x 2 mm, curved, produced to a beak; staminal tube to 4 mm; ovary to 5 mm, pubescent, style curved, bearded at the apex, stigma oblique. Pod 4 x 0.2 cm, terete, puberulus.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kasaragode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Rocky areas in dry and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Vazhachal, Churullipetty, Kattalappara, Karimala, Bekal, Walayar, Kovalam, Pooyamkutty
   
 
   
 
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