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  Cardiospermum halicacabum
 
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  Family: SAPINDACEAE
  Citation:  Cardiospermum halicacabum L., Sp. Pl. 366. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 670. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 244(175). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 70. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 124. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 107. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 111. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 110. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 142. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 130. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 124. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 75. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 116. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 74. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 161. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 77. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 75. 1999; P.C. Pant in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 356. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 73. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 141. 2005; P. Singh & E. Vajr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 774. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 185. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 242. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karavi, Karuthakunni, Paluruvam, Ulincha, Uzhinja, Valliuzhinja
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Balloon vine, Balloonvine heartseed, Blister creeper, Heart's pea, Heart seed
  Description: Climbing or trailing herbs. Leaves alternate, bi-ternate; leaflets 2-4 x 1-2.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, deeply dentate or lobed, apex acute to acuminate, membranous; petiole to 3 cm long. Flowers white, polygamous in 3-7-flowered axillary tendril-bearing peduncles; peduncle up to 5 cm long. Sepals 4, in 2-pairs, outer pair smaller. Petals 4, white, unequal, with basal scales. Stamens 8; filaments unequal, pilose. Ovary 3-locular; ovule 1-per locule; stigma 3-fid. Capsule papery, inflated, 3-lobed, winged. Seeds one in each chamber, black with a white eye.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in scrub jungles
  Distribution: Pantropical
  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: Peechi, Kattalappara, Karimutty, Thekkady, Thunakkadavu, Tiruvalla, Manantody, Tellicherry, Tolpetty, Manjeswar, Sreekantapuram, Agali, Thiruvizhamkunnu, Walayar, Kavundikal, Karuvatta, Manimooli, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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