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  Diplocyclos palmatus
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Diplocyclos palmatus (L.) Jeffrey, Kew Bull. 15: 352. 1962; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 48. 1982; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 122. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 194. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 174. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 116. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 199. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 177. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 290. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 212. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 202. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 46. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 288. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 154. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 136. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 134. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 290. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 235. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 319. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 390. 2009. Bryonia palmata L., Sp. Pl. 1012. 1753. Bryonia laciniosa L., Sp. Pl. 1013. 1753,p.p. excl. typus; Wight, Ic. t. 500. 1841; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 622. 1879. Bryonopsis laciniosa sensu Naud., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 4, 12: 141. 1859; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 534(377). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 16. 1982, non L. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Iyiviralikkova, Namakai, Naiunnikkai, Neyyunni, Pambukodi, Sivalingakkaya, Sivavalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stout climbers; tendrils 2-fid. Leaves 5-7 x 7-9.5 cm, palmately 5-lobed, orbicular-cordate, basally 5-7-ribbed; scabrid above; lobes elliptic-oblong, accuminate. Petiole to 7 cm long. Flowers monoecious; male and female flowers in axilliary clusters; calyx campanulate, lobes 5, to 1 mm long, linear; corolla greenish-yellow, to 5 mm, ovate-acute; stamens 3, free, inserted at the middle of calyx-tube, anther cells slightly flexuous; staminodes 3; ovary globose; ovules few; horizontal; stigma 3-fid, papillose. Fruit 1-1.5 cm across, globose, with vertical greenish and white patches. Seeds ovoid, compressed with crenulate, transverse ridge.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia, China and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-800
  Localities: Peechi, Sivapura, Churullipetty, Uppupara, Arjunankotta, Kariamchola, Aruvikad, Mukkali forests, Damsite, Valiyaparathode, Moozhiar, Konni, on way to Brahmagiri, Kannoth, Kumbla, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Vandanam, Nadugani ghats, Nellikuth, Nedumkayam,
   
 
   
 
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