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  Clematis gouriana
  Citation:  Clematis gouriana Roxb. ex DC., Syst. Nat. 1: 138. 1817; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:4.1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 3(2).1915; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 1. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 35. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 54. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 43. 1990; M. A. Rau in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1:64.1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 40. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 24. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 33. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 1. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 9. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 1. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 35. 2005; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 113. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 87. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nikidakodi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbing herbs; young branches pubescent. Leaves opposite, 3-foliate; leaflets 3-7, 4-6 x 1.5-3 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, nerves tomentose below. Infloresence drooping panicles, terminal and axillary, tomentose. Flowers white, 1 cm across. Tepals 7 x 4 mm, oblong, obtuse, pubescent. Stamens many, filaments 8 mm long, glabrous. Carpels 10-15, pubescent ovules 1 in each. Fruits achenes, 3 x 1 mm, ovoid, hairy; style persistent, ca. 30 mm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2000
  Localities: Sholayar, Methaganam, Mukkali forests, Aruvikad, Nadugani ghats, Rockpoint, Karimutty, Damsite, Pathenthode, Kakki hills, Tolpetty, Lock-hert gap, Karivara slopes, Kakkupadi, Kallar, Thalichola
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