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  Aristolochia krisagathra
 
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  Family: ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
  Citation:  Aristolochia krisagathra Sivar. & Pradeep, Pl. Syst. Evol. 163: 31. 1989; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 546. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 415. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karalakam, Urithoogi
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Twining herbs. Branches angular. Leaves 7-16 x 2.5-5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, long acuminate at apex, truncate to subcordate at base, 5-ribbed. Inflorescence few-flowered monochasial racemes. Bracts minute. Perianth tube 0.2-0.25 m long, with bulbous base 0.5-0.6 cm across; limb brown, oblique, 1-lipped, 2-2.5 cm long, 0.6-1 cm wide, ovate; margins reflexed. Gynostemium included in the bulbous portion. Stylar column 6-lobed. Capsules 1.5-2 x 1-1.5 cm, ovoid, drooping, 6-ridged and valved, splitting at upper part and hanging like a basket. Seeds triangular, c 0.3 cm across.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-800
  Localities: Moozhiar, Vallicode-Kottayam, Bonaccord, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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