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  Cladopus hookeriana
 
  Family: PODOSTEMACEAE
  Citation:  Cladopus hookeriana (Tul.) Cusset., Fl. Cambod. Laos & Viet-Nam 14:72.1973; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 178. 1991; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 567. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 411. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 679. 2009. Mniopsis hookeriana Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, 11: 105. 1849. Podostemum hookerianus (Tul.) Wedd. in DC., Prodr. 17: 74. 1873; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 65. 1866. Griffithella hookeriana (Tul.) Warm., Danske Vid. Selsk. Skr. ser. 6, 11: 13. 1901; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1197(838). 1925; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 300. 1995; Mathew & Satheesh, Aqua. Bot. 57: 248. 1997.
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  Description: Lithophytic herbs. Thallus variable, thread-like or disc-like, attached firmly throughout the length, bearing leafy secondary shoots. Leaves sheathing, distichous. Flowers minute, zygomorphic, bisexual, naked, emerging from a spathe; stamens 20, monadelphous; staminodes 2, linear; ovary superior, oblique, 2-locular; ovules many, on a massive placentae. Capsule nearly globose, splitting into 2 unequal lobes.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kannur, Kasaragode, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kollam, Wayanad
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  Habitat: On submerged rocks in streams
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Maniyaar, Edacode, Thenmalai, Kulathupuzha
   
 
   
 
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