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  Celastrus paniculatus
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  Citation:  Celastrus paniculatus Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 1125. 1797; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 617. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 208(150). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 115. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 117. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 67. 1995; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 95. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 105. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 65. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 142. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 67. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 66. 1999; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 87. 2000; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 81. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 64. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 125. 2005; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 700. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 220. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherupunna, Jyothishmathi, Killithinipanji, Paluzhavam, Valuzhavam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Black oil plant, Climbing staff plant, Intellect plant
  Description: Climbing shrubs; stem lenticellate. Leaves simple, alternate, 7-12 x 4-7 cm, broadly ovate, apex abruptly acuminate, base ronded or acute, crenulate; petiole 6 mm long. Panicle to 15 x 8 cm, terminal, axillary, oblong; pedicel 6 mm long; flowers many, 6 mm across. Sepals 5, small, imbricate, ciliate. Petals 2.5 x 2 mm, white, ovate, obtuse. Stamens 5, erect, anthers sagitate at base. Ovary 3-celled, cell 2-ovuled, stigma 3, recurved. Capsule to 1 cm across, loculicidal, yellow; seeds 3, aril reddish.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi evergreen forests
  Distribution: South Asia and Australia
  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: -1300
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Olikkudy, Kalvarimala, Vengoli, Walayar, Chindaki forest, Moozhiar, Appuppanthode, Chandanathode, on way to Kannoth, Anachal - way to Vellathuval, Mukkali forests, Nellikuth, Kulathupuzha
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