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  Dioscorea spicata
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea spicata Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 571. 1821; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 291. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1512(1056). 1828; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 342. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 312. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Athikizhangu, Arathikizhzngu, Kavalakizhzngu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Twiners. Leaves opposite or subopposite, rarely alternate, to 10 x 5 cm, ovate or lanceolate, apex cuspidate, coriaceous, basally 5-nerved, reticulations prominent; petiole 3.5 cm. Male flowers in axillary spikes, to 25 cm; perianth lobes 6, 1.5 x 1 mm, ovate; stamens 6, filaments 0.5 mm; pistillode conical.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rosemala, Kattalappara, Olikkudy
   
 
   
 
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