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  Luvunga eleutherandra
 
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  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Luvunga eleutherandra Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 258. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 509. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 157(112). 1915; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 84. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 83. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 53. 1997; K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 296.1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 54. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 49. 2002; R.K. Premanath in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 601. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 195. 2009. Luvunga sarmentosa auct. non (Blume) Kurz, 1870: Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 45. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 104. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 144. 2002; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 124. 1997.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kezhakomban-mullu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Woody climbing shrubs, thorns axillary, to 2 cm long, recurved. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflet 8-12 x 2-4 cm, oblong, apex acute or obtuse, base acute, shining above, nerves obscure; petiole to 6 cm long; petiolule 8 mm long, thick. Cymes to 3 cm across, axillary, sessile or shortly pedunculate. Flowers to 1 cm across, shortly pedicelled. Calyx cupular, shallowly 4-lobes. Petals 4, 8 x 3 mm, oblong. Stamens 8, filaments 4 mm long, anthers cleft at base, oblong. Ovary 4-celled, cell 2-ovuled, style stout, stigma terminal, capitate. Berry to 2.5 x 2 cm, globose-oblong, smooth; seeds 1-4, oblong, covered with mucilaginous pulp.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -900
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Karadikkavala, Arjunankotta, Pezha, Chembotti, Teerthundamala, Chandanathode, Meenmutty-Kulamavu, Karuvarakundu, Athirumala, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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