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  Desmos lawii
 
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  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Desmos lawii (Hook. f. & Thoms.) Safford, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 39: 506. 1912; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 62. 1984; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 261. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 46. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 5. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 9. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 27. 1996; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 38. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 37. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 4. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 2. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 53. 2002; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 143. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 93. 2009. Unona lawii Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 132. 1855 & Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 59. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 15(10). 1915.
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  Description: Woody climbers; young shoots sericeus tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, 9-13 x 3-4 cm, ovate-oblong, apex acute, base rounded, glaucous below; nerves 8 pairs. Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 2-4 cm long, slender, bracteate. Sepals to 9 x 6 mm, obovate, pubescent, yellowish green. Petals biseriate, 5-7 x 0.5 cm, linear-oblong, pubescent; stamens 1 mm long. Carpels many, densely hairy, stigma globose, red. Fruitlets to 7 x 6 mm, globose-oblong, stipitate, beaked; seeds globose; stipe 1 cm long, slender.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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:
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  Altitude: -650
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Poringal, Vazhachal, Sabarimala, Koruthode, on way to Nilamel, Kottayali, on way to Panoth, Boneccord, Aryankavu, Nadugani ghats, Ampumala, Kulathupuzha, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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