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  Cadaba trifoliata
 
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  Family: CAPPARACEAE
  Citation:  Cadaba trifoliata (Roxb.) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 1:24. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 171. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 42(31). 1915; Sundararagh. in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 251. 1993; Kumar et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 26: 142. 2002; R. Sundara. & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 223. 2005. Stroemia trifoliata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 79. 1824, 'Stroemeria'
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  Description: Branched shrubs, erect or scandent, 2-3 m high; stem white-tubercled; young parts scabrous. Leaves alternate, mostly 3-foliolate; petioles 1-4 cm long, shorter than leaflets; leaflets elliptic, oblong-lanceolate, ovate-elliptic or obovate, cuneate at base, acuminate at apex, 4-10 x 1.5-5 cm, distinctly reticulately nerved; petiolules 1.5-3 mm long. Racemes corymbose, 4-10 flowered. Sepals 4; outer 2 ovate, 2-2.5 x 0.8-1 cm; inner 2 ellliptic, ca 15 x 5 mm. Petals 2, suborbicular, 3.5-5 x 2.5-3 cm, white or cream coloured, claw as long as limb. Disc appendage spatulate, toothed at apex, ca 15 mm long, shorter than claw, yellow. Androphore absent. Stamens 6 or 7, inserted in tnr middle of gynophore, reflexed; filaments to 2.5 cm long. Gynophore 4-5 cm long. Ovary linear, 7-8 x ca 1 mm. Fruits terete, 8-10 cm x 6-8 mm, black; seeds many, reniform, ca 3.5 x 3 mm, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Sacred groves
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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