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  Calycopteris floribunda
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  Citation:  Calycopteris floribunda Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 2: 485. t. 357.1793; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 449.1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 467(331). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 105. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 173. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 155. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 176. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 157. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 240. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 195. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 181. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 128. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,16. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 176. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 116. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 255. 1997; Gangop. & Chakrab., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 294. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 133. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 117. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 248. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 211. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 280. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 349. 2009. Getonia floribunda (Lam.) Roxb., Fl. Corom. t.87. 1798.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pullanni, Pullanji, Varavalli
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  Description: Scandent shrubs; young stem densely brown pubescent. Leaves 4-9 x 2-3 cm, ovate to elliptic, apex acute or acuminate-caudate, base rounded, densely pubescent on both sides, more below, puncatate; petiole to 1 cm long. Flowers in dense axillary racemes, crowded in dense panicles at top of branches. Bracts leafy, 0.6-1.2 x 0.3-0.4 cm. Calyx tube 4-5 mm long; lobes 5, to 5 mm long elliptic cream coloured, velvety, accrescent. Petals absent. Stamens 10, 5+5 in two rows. Ovary inferior, 3-4 mm long, 1-celled; ovules 3, pendulous; stigma simple. Drupe 6-8 mm long, with 5 spreading accrescent calyx lobes; seed single.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and scrubjungles, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 400-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Vallakkadavu, Rockpoint, Kariamchola, Mannarappara, Kannoth, Ezhimala, Payyavur, Taliparamba, Anmooly slopes, Malampuzha, Olipara forests, Peradala, Angadikkal, Nellikuth, Nedumkayam, Thenmalai, Kottur, Meenmutty
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