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  Dioscorea tomentosa
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea tomentosa Koenig ex Spreng., Pl. Min. Cogn. Pug. 2: 92. 1815; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 289. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1511(1055). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 291. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 412. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 386. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 317. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 398. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 808. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 509. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 479. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 469. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 725. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 455. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 313. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 350. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 718. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 505. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 873. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chavali, Inckkachil, Inthikachil, Nuli, Noolamkizhangu, Chavankizhangu, Pindi
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  Description: Stem twining to the left, terete, tomentose. Leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets subequal, to 13 x 10 cm, broadly ovate, oblique at base, abruptly acuminate; petiole 15-18 cm long. Spikes to 30 cm long, densely tomentose, distantly flowered fascicles at nodes on long peduncle. Female flowers sessile; bracts 4 mm long, ovate; tepals 2 x 1 mm, oblong, acute, hairy. Capsule 25 x 15 mm, oblong, tomentose. Male flowers not seen.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen, moist and dry deciduous 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: 500-800
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Chinnar, Churullipetty, Thekkady, Vallakkadavu, Pooppara, Pathenthode, Anawayi border, Moozhiar, Bandukha, Taliparamba, Chindaki forest, Kanjirakadavu, Punchakolli, Meenmutty, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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