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  Cyclea barbata
  Citation:  Cyclea barbata Miers, Contr. Bot. 3:237.1871; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 4. 1988; Gangop. in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 322. 1993; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 15. 2000; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 185. 2005. Cyclea wallichii Diels in Engl., Pflanzenreich Menispermac. 315. 1910. Cissampelos barbata Wall., Cat. No. 4978. 1831-32, nom. nud. Cyclea peltata Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 86. 1855, non. (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thoms. 1855 nec Miers, 1874.
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  Description: Slender, climbing shrubs, to 5 m long, branchlets hispid when young, glabrous when old. Leaves alternate, ovate or deltoid-ovate, truncate or rounded at base, obtuse or acuminate at apex mucronate, 6-15.5 x 4-12.5 cm, hispid to subglabrous above, tomentose beneath; petioles 3-6 cm long, hispid. Male inflorescences axillary or cauliflorous 7-10 cm long puberulous cymes; flowers 1-2 mm long, pedicelled, with turbinate puberulous greenish calyx lobes and gamopetalous obtusely lobed glabrous corolla; synandrium 1-2 mm long, exserted. Female inflorescences similar to male ones but broader; flowers sessile, in dense heads; sepals 2 obovate or rhomboid, pilose outside; petals 2, reniform, broader than sepals, glabrous; ovary ellipsoid, curved, densely pilose; stigma 3-laciniate. Drupes obovoid to globose, 4-7 x 4-5.5 mm, puberulous; endocarp with 3 rows of papilliform tubercles on both faces; seeds curved.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-May
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
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  Altitude: -1480
  Localities: Walakkad, Vellarimala
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