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  Desmos chinensis
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Desmos chinensis Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 352. 1790; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 257. 1993; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 143. 2005. Unona discolor Vahl, Symb. Bot. 2: 63, t. 36. 1791. Unona dunalii Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 131. 1855.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs; branchlets pubescent when young, glabrous later. Leaves alternate, elliptic, ovate or oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, truncate, rarely slightly cordate at base, acute or acuminate at apex, 6-9(-18) x 2-4.5(-7) cm, membranous, glabrous above, pubescent beneath; lateral nerves 7-12 pairs; petioles ca 7 mm long, pubescent. Flowers extra-axillary or leaf-opposed, greenish-yellow, fragrant; pedicels ca 5.5 cm long, slender, pubescent; bracts ovate, in the middle of pedicel. Sepals ovate, acuminate, ca 7 x 5 mm, pubescent. Outer petals elliptic-lanceolate, acute, 3-8.5 x 1-1.5 cm, pubescent; the inner oblong-lanceolate, acute, 2-3.2 x 0.8-1 cm, pubescent. Receptacle convex, brown-pubescent. Stamens many, oblong, ca 1.5 mm long; connectives obtuse. Carpels oblong, ca 2 mm long, densely brown-tomentose; stigmas clavate, grooved. Fruitlets 1-1.4 cm long, ovoid, beaked; stalks to 1 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-October
  District(s): Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: North East India to Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-800
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