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  Adenia hondala
 
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  Family: PASSIFLORACEAE
  Citation:  Adenia hondala (Gaertn.) de Wilde, Blumea 15: 265. 1967; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 172. 1985; Rao et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 11: 243. 1987; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 193. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 197. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 210. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 207. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 148. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 197. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 134. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 284. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 152. 1998; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 37. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 133. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 289. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 232. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 386. 2009. Granadilla hondala Gaertn., Fruct. 2: 480. t.180. f.10. 1791. Adenia palmata (Lam.) Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 375. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 525(371). 1919. Modecca palmata Lam., Encycl. 4: 209. 1797; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 603. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karimuthukku, Muthukku, Modekka, Thannikkeera
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbers with tuberous roots, tendrils simple. Leaves palmately 3-5-lobed, lobes to 16 x 6 cm, oblong, membranous, with large circular sessile glands between lobes; petiole to 8 cm long. Flowers monoceous, in axillary cymes, 10 mm across. Calyx 13 mm long, lobes 5, ovate. Petals 5, 13 x 2 mm, linear-oblong, ciliate, attached at the rim of calyx tube. Stamens 5, free, staminodes in female flowers 5, free. Ovary stipitate, globular, superior, 1-celled; ovules many, parietal, style 1, 3-fid at apex. Capsule 5 cm across, globose, 3-valved.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 450-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Vazhachal, Ponmudi, Kallar, Kokkara, Vallakkadavu, Uppupara, Karimala, Pullankandom, Gurunadhan mannu, Moozhiar, Achencoil-Thorai road, on way to Kannoth, Karivara slopes, Karapara river-Padagiri, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Kottur R.F., Boneccord
   
 
   
 
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