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  Vigna vexillata var. vexillata
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich. in Sagra, Hist. Fist. Polit. Nat. Cuba 11: 191. 1845, var. vexillata; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:206. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 364(257). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 160. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 89. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 141. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 177. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 277. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 118. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 52. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 104. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 316. 2009. Phaseolus vexillatus L. , Sp. Pl. 724. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuzhunnu
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Slender climbers. Leaflets to 4.5 x 2 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, strigose hairy; petiole 4 cm long; stipule cordate at base. Flowers solitary or 2-3 together. Calyx 9 mm long, strigose hairy; lobes lanceolate. Petals yellow; standard 3 x 3 cm, orbicular, wings 25 x 12 mm, auricled at base; keel 25-30 mm long, strongly spurred on lateral side. Pods 5.5 x 0.5 cm, densely brown-hispid.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kottayam, Idukki, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Kumarikulam, Thekkady, Pezha, Damsite, Trisselari, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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