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  Dioscorea kalkapershadii
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea kalkapershadii Prain & Burkill, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10:30.1914; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1512 (1056). 1928; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 872. 2009.
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  Description: Climbers, stem slender, sparsely prickly, hirsute, at length glabrescent; tuber single. Leaves alternate, compound, rarely a few of the uppermost leaves simple, rusty-hairy; leaflets 5-7, rarely 3 near the tips, coarse, obovate or elliptic, acuminate, base acute, lateral asymmetric, smaller and wider in proportion, up to 25 x 10 cm, pubescent below; petioles up to 25 cm long. Spikes long, rusty-tomentose; male flowers in 1-2-nate spikes on long racemes. Fertile stamens 3, staminodes 3. Ovary inferior, 3-quetrous, 3-celled; styles 3, short. Capsules 3-winged, reflexed upwards; seeds winged at the base only.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Wayanad
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  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: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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