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  Cissus discolor
 
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  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Cissus discolor Blume, Cat. Gew. Buitenz. 39. 1823; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 235(168). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 119. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 105. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 59. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 104. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 132. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 124. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 13,34. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 71. 1997; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 112. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 152. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 71. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 73. 1998; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 282. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 71. 2002; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 750. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 182. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 234. 2009. Vitis discolor (Blume) Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 39. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 648. 1875. Cissus javana DC., Prodr. 1: 628. 1824; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 108. 1989; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 71. 1995; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 135. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aaronpuli, Njerinjampuli
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  Description: Creeping or climbing shrubs; stem reddish, quadrangular. Leaves simple, alternate, 6-13 x 3-7 cm, acuminate, cordate at base, spinous serrate, usually red beneath; petiole 1-3 cm long. Cymes 2 cm across, reddish; peduncle 1 cm long. Flowers pedicelled. Calyx 2 mm across, rim white. Petals reddish, 1.5 mm long; disk pubescent. Berry 4 x 3 mm, oblique-obovoid, smooth; seeds pitted.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
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  Localities: Peechi, Thenmala, Chokkampetti, Vellimala, Vengoli, Kariamchola, Amakkundu, Kodanad, Aruvanpara, Plapally, Ambayathode, Payyavur, Mukkali forests, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Sappal hill-Dhoni R. F., Beemanadi, Mampad, Thenmalai, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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