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  Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta
 
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  Family: MENISPERMACEAE
  Citation:  Cissampelos pareira L. var. hirsuta (Ham. ex DC.) Forman, Kew Bull. 22: 356. 1968; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 66. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 4. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 60. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 50. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 50. 1994; Gangop. in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 317. 1993; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 6. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 35. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 23. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 11. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 14. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 7. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 64. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 50. 2005; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 180. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 80. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 104. 2009. Cissampelos hirsuta Ham. ex DC., Syst. Nat. 1: 535. 1817. Cissampelos pareira L., Sp. Pl. 1031. 1753 p.p.; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 103. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 30(21). 1915; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 18.1996.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karanakody, Malathangi, Pambuveru
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Velvet leaf pareira
  Description: Slender climbers, stem pubescent. Leaves 4-5 x 6-7 cm, broadly ovate, apex apiculate, base cordate; petiole 3-5 cm long. Male flowers in axillary cymes, sessile, 3 mm across; sepals 4, orbicular, hairy inside; petals 4, connate into a truncate cup, glabrous; stamens 4, connate in a peltate head. Female flowers in bracteate racemes, 3-8 together in the axial of each bract; bracts to 1 x 1 cm, orbicular, pubescent; sepals 2; petals absent; ovary densely hairy; styles 3. drupe, 4 mm dia, globose, glabrous; seeds 1, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1500
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Thekkady, Kuchimudi, Kottamala, Ichampetty, Damsite, Thekkuthode, Agali, Vandanam, Thenmalai, Meenmutty
   
 
   
 
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