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  Ancistrocladus heyneanus
 
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  Family: ANCISTROCLADACEAE
  Citation:  Ancistrocladus heyneanus Wall. ex Graham, Cat. Pl. Bombay 28. 1839; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 299. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 86(62). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 84. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 24. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 76. 1990; Silpi Das in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 254. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 76. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 30. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21, 29; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 57. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 75. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 35. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 28. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 25. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 95. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 75. 2005; R. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 374. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 143. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Modiravalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbing shrubs, branches hooked, branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, crowded at the apex of branchlets, sessile, 16-20 x 4-6 cm, oblanceolate, apex acute, base attenuate, margin entire. Flowers to 1 cm across, in terminal lax panicles, bisexual, sessile. Sepals 5, unequal, connate into a tube, adnate to the ovary, lobes 3 mm long. Petals 5, subequal, ca 6 mm long, oblong, obtuse, slightly connate at base, greenish yellow. Stamens 10, filaments connate at base, anthers orbicular. Ovary 1-celled; ovules solitary; style 3, free. Fruit a nut covered by large wing like sepals; wings unequal, to 5 x 2 cm, obovate, obtuse, reticulate, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-800
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Chimmini, Palapally, Choondippara, Thenmala, Chenthamarakokka, Nelluyampathy forests, Karimthalappara, Damsite, Thannithode, Manniera, Mukkali forests, Pothundy Dam slopes, Varkala, Thalichola, Teppakulam, Bonaccord, Meenmutty
   
 
   
 
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