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  Adenia wightiana
 
  Family: PASSIFLORACEAE
  Citation:  Adenia wightiana (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 376. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 525(371). 1919; Rao et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 11: 244. 1987; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 197. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 210. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 134. 1999. Modecca wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 353. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 601. 1879.
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  Description: Glabrous vines, tendrils simple, coiled. Leaves to 12 x 10 cm, ovate or deeply 3-5-lobed, terminal lobe 12 x 10 cm, lanceolate, acute, base cordate, membranous, gland at the base of lamina; petiole to 3 cm. Flowers monoecious or polygamo-dioecious, white; calyx tube 3 mm, campanulate, lobes 1 mm; corolla lobes attached to the calyx lobes, 1 mm, oblong; ovary 2 mm, globose, style trifid, stigma papillose, ovules many. Capsule 3 valved, 4 cm across; seeds pitted.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lnaka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Palapetty, Nedumpoyil, Malampuzha
   
 
   
 
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