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  Cadaba fruticosa
 
  Family: CAPPARACEAE
  Citation:  Cadaba fruticosa (L.) Druce, Bot. Exch. Club. Soc. Brit. Isles 3: 415. 1914; Sundararagh. in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 250. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 17 Cleome fruticosa L., Sp. Pl. 671. 1753. Cadaba indica Lam., Encycl. 1: 544. 1785; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 172. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 43(31). 1915.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattakatti, Vizhoothi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indian cadaba
  Description: Rigid wiry shrubs. Leaves simple, 1.5-4 x 1-2 cm, oblong, slightly pubescent; petioles up to 0.5 cm. Racemes few flowered, greenish-white; sepals 2 + 2, 1 x 05. cm, obovate; petals 4, 1.5 cm long, clawed, to 0.4 mm, disc prominent, infundibuliformis, lateral to the gynandrophore, long hairy; stamens 4, exserted; ovary one celled, many ovuled, stigma sessile, clavate, hairy. Berry 4 x 0.5 cm, globose; seeds globose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  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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