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  Carissa inermis
 
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  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Carissa inermis Vahl, Symb. Bot. 3: 43. 1794; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 805(565). 1923; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 174. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 275. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 279. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21l; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 278. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 201. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 410. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 242. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 187. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 517. 2009. Carissa macrophylla Wall. ex A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 8:332.1844; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:691. 1882.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs, thorns 1-3 cm long. Leaves opposite, 5-8 x 3-4 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base rounded, glabrous; lateral nerves 6 or 7 pairs; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers in sessile or peduncled terminal cymes. pedicel 3 mm long, stout. Sepals 4 mm long, lanceolate, reddish, pubescent. Corolla white, tube 2 cm long, cylindric, curved, bulged towards the apex, lobes 9 mm long, oblong, acute. Anthers lanceolate, inserted near the mouth of the corolla tube. Carpels united, ovules 1-4 in each. Berry 2 cm across, globose; seeds compressed.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Peechi, Charuppara, Vallakkadavu, Dam site, Kanthalppara, Walakkad, Tirunalli, Karappa, Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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