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  Hiptage acuminata
 
  Family: MALPIGHIACEAE
  Citation:  Hiptage acuminata Wall. ex A. Juss., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 2, 13: 269. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 419. 1874; Pandura. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 6: 227. 1985; R.C. Srivastava in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 14. 1997; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 516. 2005.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs. Leaves opposite, lanceolate, rounded at base, caudate-acuminate at apex, 8-15 x 4.5-5 cm, glabrous; lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, oblique to arcuate; petioles 0.5-1 cm long, glabrous. Flowers in axillary, 1.5-4 cm long, racemes, brown-tomentose, with a bract and a pair of bracteoles. Calyx 5-partite with a large gland outside partly on pedicel; lobes 2-3 mm long, unequal, hairy. Petals 5, ca 4 mm long, brown-tomentose, pale pink. Stamens 8-10, one much larger than the rest; filaments 0.5-2 mm long, connate at base. Ovary 3-loculed; style 1, ca 3.5 mm long, coiled; stigma capitate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Idukki, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, often along margins
  Distribution: India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Meenmutty
   
 
   
 
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