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  Dioscorea intermedia
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea intermedia Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 326.1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6:297.1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1512(1056). 1928; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 871. 2009. Dioscorea spicata Hook.f. in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon IV: 277.1898, non Roth 1821.
  Malayalam Name(s): Eyyar
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  Description: Climbing herbs; stems neither winged nor conspicuously angled. Leaves alternate, 5-15 x 2-6 cm, elliptic, oblong or ovate, acuminate or cuspidate, base cuneate or rounded, coriaceous; petioles 2-4 cm long. Spikes simple, solitary or paired, slender; axis of the male spikes not zig-zag. Male perianth with 6 short lobes; female perianth with 6 free small segments. Staminodes 6, 3 or 0. Ovary inferior, 3-quetrous, 3-celled; styles 3, short. Capsules subquadrate or rather broader than long, apex and base retuse, 3.5-6 cm wide; seeds always 2 in each cell, compressed, with a large membranous wing.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Kasaragode, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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