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  Gnetum edule
 
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  Family: GNETACEAE
  Citation:  Gnetum edule (Willd.) Blume, Nov. Pl. Expos. 31. 1833; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 591. 2005. Thoa edulis Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 477. 1805. Gnetum ula Brongn. in Duperr., Voy. Bot. 12. 1829; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1885(1304). 1936; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 487. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 362. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 443. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 459. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 471. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 441. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 361. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 300. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karuthodal, Odal, Sunamkai, Oola kodi
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  English name(s):
  Description: Woody lianas. Leaves opposite, 10-18 x 5-9 cm, elliptic-ovate or oblong, coriaceous, acute, base rounded or acute; petiole to 1.5 cm. Panicles axillary arising from mature wood; bracts cupular; male strobilus - to 5 cm long, bracteoles 2.5 mm; stamens 1, exserted; female strobilus to 7 cm long; ovary globose. Fruit 2, 3 x 2 cm, ellipsoid, yellow.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, also in sacred groves in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: ,g,
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Elanad, Ranni, Aralam, Chandanathode, Periyarum, Parappa, Mukkali forests, Karivara slopes, Kulathupuzha, Ettapadappu, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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