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  Naravelia zeylanica
 
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  Family: RANUNCULACEAE
  Citation:  Naravelia zeylanica (L.) DC., Syst. Nat. 1: 167. 1817; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 7. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 3(3). 1915; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 25. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 59. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 52. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 1. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 35. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 54. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 1. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 44. 1990; M. A. Rau in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 106. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 41. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 1. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12, 18; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 24. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 33. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 9. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 1. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 10. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 14. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 1. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 48. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 35. 2005; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 115. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 69. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 87. 2009. Atragene zeylanica L., Sp. Pl. 542. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chinamkettykody, Kuruppakodi, Karuppakodi, Poi-thalachi, Pozhuthalachi, Soothravalli, Thalavedanavalli, Vathamkodi, Vadakkodivalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbing shrubs; young stem, leaves and buds densely villous; roots tuberous. Leaves opposite, 2-3-foliolate; leaflets 4-12 x 3-8 cm, elliptic-ovate, apex acute or acuminate, base rounded, margins distantly dentate, pubescent beneath, glabrous above, basally 5-ribbed; terminal leaflet transformed into a 3-fid, hooked tendril, up to 9 cm long; petioles 5-10 cm long. Inflorescence terminal and axillary divaricately branched, up to 15 cm long panicles. Flowers greenish yellow, c. 1.5 cm across, bisexual. Sepals 4-5, greenish yellow, 0.8-1 cm long, elliptic, pubescent without. Petals 6-12, greenish yellow, 0.7-0.9 x 1-1.5 mm, linear to spathulate. Stamens many; filaments ligulate; staminodes 10-14, petaloid. Carpels many; ovule one per carpel; style 1.5-2 mm long; stigma clavate. Fruit achenes many; 0.8-1 cm long, linear, stalked, with spirally twisted, 3-4 cm long, feathery persistent style.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1000
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kattalappara, Methaganam, Arayad, Vengoli, Churullipetty, Damsite, Pathenthode, Mukkali slopes, Upper Moozhiar, Mannarappara, Tolpetty, Karimbam, Ambayathode, Pothundy Dam slopes, Kallar, Cherthala, Kanjirakadavu, Nedumkayam, Arianka
   
 
   
 
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