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  Ampelocissus birii
 
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  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Ampelocissus birii P.Singh & B.V.Shetty in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 738. 2005.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; branches striate, glabrous. Leaves alternate, simple, 3-5 lobed, 10-21 x 11-20 cm, cordate at base, crenate-serrate at margin, acuminate at apex, pubescent beneath when young, glabrous when mature; petioles 4-10 cm long. Inflorescence thick, branched, cymose-panicles; primary branch 1.5-2 cm long; panicles 3-4 cm long; peduncles ca 7 cm long; tendrils branched. Flowers pink; pedicels ca 1 mm long, pubescent. Calyx saucer- like, entire, puberulous. Petals oblong, ca 1.7 mm long, puberulous. Disc covering about half of ovary, 5-furrowed. Ovary 10-ribbed. Berries cubiform when dry, ca 13 x 10 mm, usually 4-seeded; seeds elliptic-oblong in outline, mucronate at base, ca 11 x 9 mm with a prominent longitudinal keel on adaxial surface and flat with a shallow groove and fine transverse rays on abaxial surface; margin fine-crenate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-July
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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