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  Cassytha filiformis
 
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  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Cassytha filiformis L., Sp. Pl. 35. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 188. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1241(868). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 250. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 344. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 323. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 392. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 688. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 397. 1994; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 608. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 696. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akasavalli, Moodillathali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Leafless twiners. Spikes terminal or axillary; peduncle 2-4.5 cm; bracteoles 3, ovate, 1.2 mm, ciliate. Flowers sub sessile, in spikes, 3-merous, bisexual, 3 mm across. Tepals 6, free, unequal, 3+3, truncate, obtuse; outer lobes ovate-orbicular, 1.2 mm, ciliate; inner lobes obovate, 2.5 mm. Fertile stamens 9; filaments 1.5 mm; glands sessile; anthers 2-celled, 1.5 mm; staminodes 3, to 1 mm. Ovary 1.5 mm; style 0.5mm; stigma capitate. Drupe globose, enclosed within inflated perianth, crowned by lobes; seed 1.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad, Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Among bushes in plains
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: Yes
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ezhimala, Veli, Kovalam, Mulleria, Thiruvizha, Kanichukulangara
   
 
   
 
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