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  Ctenolepis garcinii
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Ctenolepis garcinii (Burm. f.) Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 629. 1879; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 136. 1999. Sicyos garcinii Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 211. 1768. Blastania garcinii (Burm. f.) Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 629. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 540(381). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 13. 1982. Bryonia garcinii Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 623. 1805.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kozhikodalam
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Slender, much branched, glabrous to shortly hispid climbers. Leaves simple, alternate,1.5-5.5 x 2-6.5 cm, reniform in outline, very deeply, palmately 3-5- lobed, deeply cordate, lobes obtuse, coarsely serrate-dentate, shortly hispid-scabrid on both surfaces; petiole 1.5-4.5 cm long, shortly hirsute becoming hispid-scabrid with age, bearing in axil a large stipuliform, long-coarsely-ciliate, shortly pubescent, Flowers small, with male racemes very short, concealed by bract; bract up to 0.8 x 0.5 cm, with filiform cilia up to 0.5 cm long. Calx lobes 1 mm long. Stamens 3. Female flowers also concealed by bract, as in male. Fruit 5 mm long, 8 x 6 mm across, subglabrous, minutely verrucose; seeds 2-3.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  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:
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  Localities: Kalladuthupurai
   
 
   
 
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