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  Erythropalum scandens
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  Citation:  Erythropalum scandens Blume, Bijdr. 922. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 578. 1875; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24,31. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 62. 1997; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 100. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 138. 1997; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 41. 2000; Uniyal in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 5. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 63. 2002; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 674. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 218. 2009. Mackaya populifolia Arn., Jard. Mag. Zool. Bot. 2: 531. 1838. Erythropalum populifolium (Arn.) Mast. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 578. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 191(137). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 112. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 92. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 51. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 113. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 114. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 62. 1995; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 153. 2002; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 62. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 122. 2005.
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  Description: Tendrillate climbers. Leaves alternate, 11-15 x 7-10 cm, ovate to deltoid, apex acuminate, base truncate; 3-ribbed, glaucous below, membranous. Flowers in axillary peduncled cymes, drooping, pedicellate. Sepals cupular, 5-toothed. Setals 5, 6 x 2 mm, oblong, obtuse, yellow. Stamens 5, filaments very short, staminodes hairy; disc surrounds the ovary. Ovary 1-celled, 1-3 ovuled, style short, stigma 3-fid. Fruit ovoid, 8 x 6 mm, orange-red, glabrous; seed 1, bluish-black, aril red.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to South West China and Celebes
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 600-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Kallar, Deviar, Koruthode, Kariamchola, Chandanathode, Nelluyampathy forests, Nadugani ghats, Damsite, Moozhiar, Karappa, Mukkali forests, Muthikulam forests, Boneccord, Thalichola, Saivila, Ampumala, Ariankavu, Vellarimala, Karamanayar
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