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  Azima tetracantha
 
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  Family: SALVADORACEAE
  Citation:  Azima tetracantha Lam., Encycl. 1: 343. 1783; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 620. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 800(562). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 186. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 514. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Essanku, Yeshenku, Sankukuppi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mistletoe
  Description: Rambling shrubs; spine axillary, usually 4, straight, to 2.5 cm, grooved, branchlets tetragonous, pubescent. Leaves opposite, 3 x 2 cm, ovate, mucronate, base obtuse, margin thickened, coriaceous, nerves 3 pairs near the base; petiole to 5 mm. Spike axillary and terminal, to 10 cm long; flowers clustered, white, unisexual; bracts 2 x 1 mm, ovate, mucronate, pubescent; calyx 1 mm, campanulate, bilobed, pubescent; petals 4, 2 x 1 mm, oblong; stamens 4, free, alternating with petals, filaments 1 mm, anthers 1 mm, pistillode absent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Wayanad, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, also grown in homesteads
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar
   
 
   
 
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