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  Dioscorea wightii
 
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  Family: DIOSCOREACEAE
  Citation:  Dioscorea wightii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 291. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1512(1056). 1928; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 128. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 719. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 874. 2009.
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  Description: Stem slender, terete, twining to right. Leaves simple, 3-6 x 2-4.5 cm, ovate, acuminate at apex, cordate to truncate at base, 5-7 ribbed. Male spikes simple, axillary, 3-6 cm long, 1-4 from a node; rachis slender. Tepals 6. Stamens 6. Female spike simple, 6-12 cm long, drooping , lax. Ovary 0.5-0.6 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1200-1600
  Localities: Pathenthode, Chemungi, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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