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  Maclura spinosa
 
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  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Maclura spinosa (Heyne ex Willd.) C.C. Berg., Proc. Kon. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch. C. 39: 245. 1986. Tropis spinosa Heyne ex Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 734. 1806. Plecospermum spinosum Trecul, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, 8: 124. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 491. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1353(947). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Venninkodi
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  Description: Armed, dioecious stragglers; latex milky. Leaves alternate, elliptic-ovate to oblanceolate, to 8 x 4.5 cm, (sub)coriaceous, base acute, apex broadly ovate; petiole to 1.5 cm; stipules minute. Staminate and pistillate flowers sessile, aggregated in groups of 1-3, axillary, pedunculate, capitate clusters; peduncle to 1 cm. Staminate: bract basal; bracteoles intermixed with flowers. Tepals 4, ovate-lanceolate. Stamens 4, inflexed in bud; anthers reflexed later. Pistillode minute, hairy. Pistillate: Tepals 4-toothed, connate into a fleshy head. Ovary sunken; style simple. Syncarps irregularly shaped, more or less angled, to 1 cm wide, enclosing a few anthocarps, with achenes immersed.
  Habit: Climber
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  District(s): Kollam
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  Habitat: Sacred groves
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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