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  Begonia malabarica
 
  Family: BEGONIACEAE
  Citation:  Begonia malabarica Lam., Encycl. 1: 393. 1785; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 546(386). 1919; R. Ansari et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5: 126. 1985; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 197. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 180. 1985; FSV124; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 203. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 181. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 219. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 210. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 155. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 22,30. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 207. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 138. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 43. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 304. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 159. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 139. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 69. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 139. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 295. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 239. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 399. 2009. Diploclinium dipetala Wight, Ic. t. 1813. 1852.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalpuli, Janaamkolli, Kayyalapulian, Malayamkizhangu, Minukki, Muthalminuki
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small shrubs, to 2 m high; stem terete, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 15 x 8 cm, ovate, strongly unequal at base, toothed and serrate along the margins, hispid; petiole to 6 cm long; stipule 13 x 5 mm, lanceolate. Peduncles to 3 cm, axillary; cymes 5-10 cm across, dichotomous, flowers many. Male flowers: tepals 2, 15 mm across, orbicular, pink; anthers 2 mm long, connective produced into an orbicular appendage. Female flowers: tepals 7 x 13 mm, reniform. Capsule 2 x 1.5 cm, wings obtuse.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-1200
  Localities: Sholayar, Vellanimala, Kallar, Mangavada, Mangaladevi, Vellimala, Kothala, Vengoli, Aruvikad, Poochapara, Nilikkal, on way to Kannoth, Teerthundamala, Lock-hert gap, Anavayee forests, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Konnakadu, Viedalmala, Nadugani ghats, Tepp
   
 
   
 
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