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  Cissus arnottiana
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Cissus arnottiana Shetty & Singh, Kew Bull. 44: 473. 1989; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 281. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 70. 2002; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 750. 2005. Vitis pallida sensu Lawson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:647.1875,p.p., non Wight & Arn. 1834. Cissus pallida sensu Planch. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 477. 1887,p.p., non Salisb. 1796; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 234(167). 1918; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 134. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 125. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 71. 1999.
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  Description: Shrubs; tendrils simple. Leaves 9 x 10 cm, broadly ovate, apex acute, base cordate, margins glandular, dentate, basally 5-nerved, membranous; petiole to 6 cm, stipules 5 mm, ovate, cauducous. Cymes axillary, leaf opposed, 3 x 6 cm; peduncles to 3 cm, puberulus; bracts 5 mm, ovate, pedicels to 5 mm; calyx truncate, 4-lobed, 1.5 mm; petals 4 mm, hooded, brown outside, white inside; stamens 4, filaments 2 mm, disc prominent, 4-lobed; ovary embedded, style 1 mm, stout.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram
  Habitat: Near water courses
  Distribution: West Himalaya and India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Ichampetty, Kuchimudi, Agali
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