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  Aganosma cymosa
 
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  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Aganosma cymosa (Roxb.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 77. 1837-1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 663. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 819(576). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 250. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 173. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 277. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 276. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 200. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 241. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 187. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 186. 2002. Echites cymosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 16. 1832. Aganosma doniana Wight, Ic. t. 1306. 1848.
  Malayalam Name(s): Palavarikody
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  Description: Twining climber, stem adpressed-hairy. Leaves 10-15 x 3-5 cm, elliptic, apex obtuse or acute, glabrous, lateral nerves 6 pairs, reddish brown, nervules reticulate; petiole hairy. Flowers in terminal peduncled congested cymes; pedicels 3 mm long, hairy; sepals 7 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate, pubescent; corolla tube 8 mm long, inflated below the middle, lobes ovate, 5 mm long, acute, pubescent outside; stamens included, anthers sagitate; ovary hairy at apex. Follicle 20 cm long, oblong, acuminate, densely tomentose; seeds 15 x 5 mm, long-comose.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests, often along sides of streams
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Kattalappara, Olikkudy, Alampetty, Deviar, Vallakkadavu, Kariamchola, Aruvanpara, Punnamala, Mukkali forests, Karappa
   
 
   
 
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