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  Desmos viridiflorus
 
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  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Desmos viridiflorus (Bedd.) Safford, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 39: 506. 1912; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 262. 1993; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 27. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 4. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 2. 2002; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 144. 2005. Unona viridiflora Bedd., Ic. t. 158. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 60. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 15(10). 1915.
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  Description: Young shoots rufous. Leaves 12-15 x 3 cm, ovate-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base rounded; petiole 0.6-0.8 cm long. Flowers solitary, pedicels to 4 cm long, slender; bracts 1.5-2 cm across, ovate, cordate at base; sepals 3 x 1.2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, dark green; outer petals 4.5 x 1.5 cm; inner petals narrower, silky pubescent, green. stamens ca 2 mm long; ovaries many, densely hairy, stigma obovoid, green.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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  Localities: Sholayar, Karimala, Pooppara
   
 
   
 
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