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  Dioscorea belophylla
 
  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea belophylla Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt. 653. 1845; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1512(1056). 1928; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 870. 2009.
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  Description: Tubers small, sub-fusiform. Stems glabrous, twining anticlockwise. Leaves usually opposite, simple, 7.5-13 cm long, 2-9 cm broad, variable, ovate, cordate or hastate with round basal lobes or deltoid, entire, acuminate, glabrous 9-nerved; petiole 6.5 cm long. Male spikes 2.5-4 cm long, 1-2 together in the axils or sometimes forming leafless panicles; stamens 6, all antheriferous. Female spikes 5.5-12 cm long, solitary or 2 together, axillary. Capsule 2 cm long, 3 cm broad, obovate with a retuse apex or obcordate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Wayanad, Kannur, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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