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  Antigonon leptopus
 
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  Family: POLYGONACEAE
  Citation:  Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn., Bot. Beech. Voy. 308. t. 69. 1841; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 247. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 333. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 314. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 339. 1989; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 380. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 678. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 391. 1990; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 599. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 678. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thenpoovalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Coral Creeper, Coral Vine, Corallita, Mexican Coral Vine, Mexican creeper, Pink Vine, Sandwich Island Creeper
  Description: Woody climber, with tuberous root, stem angular, glabrescent. Leaves alternate, blade 3-8 cm long, 1.5-5 cm broad, hastate-ovate, triangular or cordate-ovate, simple, hairy above, densely towards margin, glabrescent below; petiole 1-2 cm long. Inforescence a raceme ending into a branched tendril. Flowers showy; pedicel 3-8 mm long with sparsely spreading simple hairs. Perianth segments 5, bright pink, 6-15 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, very reticulately veined. Stamens 8, 3-7 mm long, sparsely hairy throughout; anthers oblong. Carpels 3; ovary ovoid, trigonous, glabrous, 3-4 mm long; styles 3 with capitate stigma. Nut c.5 mm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plants, now getting naturalised in wastelands
  Distribution: Native of South America, widely grown in gardens
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Cannanore, Tellicherry, Kasaragod, Alleppey town
   
 
   
 
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