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  Dioscorea wallichii
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea wallichii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 295. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1512(1056). 1928; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 413. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 387. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 475. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 809. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 509. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 479. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 388. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 20. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 469. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 343. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 726. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 455. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 350. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 719. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 874. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattukizhangu, Purakilangu, Narukizhangu, Vali, Vara-kilangu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stem twining to the right, smooth or scarcely prickly towards the base. Leaves to 12 x 12 cm, orbicular, bluntly acuminate, widely cordate at base; nerves 12 pairs from the base, glabrous, intercostae parallel; petiole to 14 cm long. Spikes 7-10 cm long, 3-6 together at nodes on 30-40 cm long peduncle; bracts and bracteoles ovate, acuminate. Male tepals 1 x 1 mm, ovate, acute; stamens 6.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: India, Myanmar and Thailand
  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: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-800
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Koruthode, Vengoli, Tolpetty, Aralam, Payyavur, Taliparamba, Pooyamkutty, Vazhikadavu, Nedumkayam, Vandalodu, Karamanayar region, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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