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  Decalepis hamiltonii
 
  Family: PERIPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 64.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:11.1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 828(582). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 194. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 194. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mahannikizhangu, Mahalikizhangu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Twining shrubs; branchlets jointed. Leaves to 6 x 4.5 cm, obovate-elliptic or orbicular, apex obtuse, base cuneate, membranous; petiole to 1.5 cm. Cymes trichotomously branched; calyx deeply 5 lobed, 2 mm, oblong; corolla tube 1 mm, lobes 3 x 2 mm, oblong, recurved, white pubescent inside; corona of 10 scales, alternately long hooked and short; filaments 1 mm, anthers attached to style apex; ovaries 1 mm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-1200
  Localities: Gellimala, Kuchimudi
   
 
   
 
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