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  Dioscorea hispida
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea hispida Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 33. 1818; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1511(1055). 1928; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 412. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 386. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 508. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 388. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 469. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 723. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 454. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 349. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 504. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 871. 2009. Dioscorea daemona Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 805. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 289. 1892.
  Malayalam Name(s): Bolkande, Podava-kizhangu, Podukkilangu, Venni
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Asiatic Bitter Yam, Intoxicating Yam
  Description: Stems twining to the left, glabrous. Leaflets subequal, to 17 x 12 cm, obovate, abruptly sharply acuminate at apex, cuneate to the base, shortly petiolulate, ribs 5, prominent intercostae coarsely reticulate, thinly hispid; lateral leaflets gibbous at base; petiole 12 cm long. Panicles to 45 cm long, axillary. Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South and South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Vellanimala, Koruthode, Vengoli, Ranni, Taliparamba, Sreekantapuram, Erulankadu-Malapuzha, Nadugani ghats, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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