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  Hemidesmus indicus var. indicus
 
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  Family: PERIPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. in Ait.f., Hort. Kew (ed. 2) 2: 75. 1811, var. indicus; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 5. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 825(580). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 171. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 258. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 233. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 178. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 284. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 249. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 435. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 290. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 301. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 224. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 9, 15; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 289. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 209. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 427. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 250. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 196. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 455. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 319. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 442. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 538. 2009. Periploca indica L., Sp. Pl. 211. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kappikodi, Nannari, Narunandi, Naruneendi, Naruninli, Narunotti, Pakida, Paravalli, Sarsaparilla
  Tamil name(s): Sarsaparilla
  English name(s): False sarsaparilla, Indian sarsaparilla, Country sarasaparilla
  Description: Slender twining undershrubs with woody rootstock; stem brownish. Leaves very variable, opposite or in whorls, often variegated, 3-7 x 0.7-3 cm, elliptic-oblong to linear-lanceolate, apex gradually acute-apiculate, base rounded, thin coriaceous, glabrous on both sides; petiole to 4 mm long. Flowers few, subsessile, in short, axillary cymes. Calyx 1-2 mm long, lobes 5, ovate, ciliolate along the margins. Corolla yellow, c. 8 mm across, 3-4 mm long, rotate, lobes 5, fleshy, triangular. Corona of 5 scales. Stamens 5, anthers jointed at apex, appendaged. Carpels 2, apocarpous; ovules many; styles 2; stylar apex flat, 5-angled. Follicles to 10 cm long, cylindric; coma white.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests and plantations, also in the plains
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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: 400-750
  Localities: Peechi, Vazhachal, Kattalappara, Thekkady, Thannikkudy, Koruthode, Thunakkadavu, Arayad, Damsite, Mannarappara, Bekal, Kottiyur, Tolpetty, Velvara, Dhoni R. F., Chindaki forest, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Vandanam, Pooyamkutty, Nedumkayam, Vandalodu, The
   
 
   
 
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