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  Cayaponia laciniosa
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cayaponia laciniosa (L.) C.Jeffrey, Kew Bull. 15: 346. 1962. Bryonia laciniosa L., Sp. Pl. 1013. 1753,p.p. Bryonopsis courtallensis Arn., Hook.'s J. Bot. 3: 274. 1841. Bryonopsis bennettii Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 657. 1855. Aechmandra zeylanica Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 125. 1859. Cerasiocarpum zeylanicum (Thw.) Hook. f. in Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 1: 832. 1862 & Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 629. 1879. Cerasiocarpum bennettii (Miq.) Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 729. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 541(382). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 18. 1982; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 30. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 199. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 153. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 66. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 134. 2002. Kedrostis courtallensis (Arn.) Jeffrey, Kew Bull. 15: 353. 1962; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 391. 2009.
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  Description: Scabrous creepers. Leaves simple, opposite, 9-13 x 5-7 cm, ovate-oblong, apex acuminate, base cordate, distantly denticulate and coarsely scabrous. Flowers monoecious; male flowers in axillary racemes, female flowers axillary, solitary. Calyx tube campanulate. Petals 5, obovate, free. Stamens in male flowers 3, free, anthers straight. Ovary in female flowers globular, 1-celled; ovules 5-6, style columnar, stigma 3-fid. Berry 8 mm across, globose, smooth; seeds ovoid, marginate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: -960
  Localities: Peechi, Mlappara, Orukomban, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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