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  Kamettia caryophyllata
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  Citation:  Kamettia caryophyllata (Roxb.) Nicolson & Suresh, Taxon 35: 354. 1986; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 278. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 418. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 189. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 440. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 311. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 425. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 521. 2009. Echites caryophyllata Roxb., Hort. Bengal 20. 1814. Ellertonia rheedei Wight, Ic. t.1295. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 641. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 811(570). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 162. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 240. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 202. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 243. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Narumarathivu
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  Description: Large climbers, glabrous, tender stem reddish. Leaves 3-4 at nodes, 8-12 x 4-5 cm, oblong, apex abruptly acuminate, nerves to 14 pairs; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers in terminal peduncled cymes; bracts subulate; calyx 2 mm long, lobes acuminate, glabrous, reddish; corolla tube 10 mm long, curved, lobes 5 mm long, oblong, obtuse; stamens included, anthers penicillate at apex; carpels free, style filiform, stigma oblong, 2-fid at apex. Follicles 8-11 cm long, divaricate, linear, terete; seeds many, 2 cm long, oblanceolate, winged.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-750
  Localities: Rosemala, Koruthode, Vallakkadavu, Pezha, Ezhimala, Mananthavady, Plapally, Ambayathode, Kayamkulam, Attayar
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