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  Cayratia trifolia
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  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Cayratia trifolia (L.) Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 89: 370. 1927; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 69. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 104. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 131. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 124. 1990; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 275. 2000; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 747. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 178. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 233. 2009. Vitis trifolia L., Sp. Pl. 203. 1753. Vitis carnosa (Lam.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 127. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 654. 1875. Cissus carnosa Lam., Encycl. 1: 31. 1789. Cayratia carnosa (Lam.) Gagnep. in Lecomte, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 1: 347. 1911; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 237(169). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 118. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 120. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 72. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Amerchakkodi, Chorivalli, Kattuperanda, Vathakkodi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Fox grape
  Description: Glabrous tendril climbers; tendril simple, bifid or more branched. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 2.5-6 x 2-3.5 cm, ovate or elliptic, base cuneate or rounded, margin serrate, apex acute or obtuse, thin-coriaceous; petiole to 6 cm long. Cymes umbellate or corymbose, axillary; peduncle to 8 cm long. Calyx tube c. 0.5 long, lobes 4. Petals 4, greenish-white, 1.5-2 mm long. Disk white. Stamens 4; filaments c. 1 mm long. Ovary c. 0.5 mm long, 2-celled; ovules 2 per cell; style to 1.5 mm long. Berry c. 1 cm across, depressed globose, dark purplish-black. Seeds 1-4, pyriform.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Ernakulam, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests and mangrove forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia, China and Australia
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  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:
  Localities: Thekkady, Manjeswar, Attapady block-Mukkali, Alleppey town
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