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  Dioscorea hamiltonii
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea hamiltonii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 295. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1512(1056). 1928; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 474. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 20. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 468. 1996; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 871. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Moodavenni, Sandikilangu, Thalikkizhangu, Venni
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stem angled, glabrous. Leaves ovate or lanceolate, acuminate, base truncate or cordate, glabrous, to 11 x 5 cm; basally 7-ribbed, intercostae close and subscalariform; petiole to 5 cm long. Male flowers in to 12 cm long slender axillary spikes; flowers in verticils. Perianth lobes ovate, 1.5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens 6. Female spikes to 2 cm long, rachis stout. Fruit orbicular, obcordate, 2.2 x 3 cm, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Kannur, Thrissur, Malappuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Myanmar
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kannoth, Tolpetty
   
 
   
 
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