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  Neuropeltis malabarica
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Neuropeltis malabarica Ooststr., Blumea 5: 272. 1942; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 313. 1996. Neuropeltis racemosa sensu Bedd., Ic. t.291. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 225. 1883,p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 922(647). 1923, non Wall. 1824.
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  Description: Large woody climbers; bark grey, with warty tubercles; young shoots brown tomentose, lenticellate. Leaves alternate, to 12 x 6 cm, elliptic or oblong, shortly caudate-acuminate, mucronate, base acute, young leaves tomentose on both sides, becoming glabrous when mature; lateral nerves 8-11 pairs, intercostae reticulate; petiole 1-1.5 cm long. Racemes axillary to the terminal leaves, densely brown tomentose; bracts minute, enlarged and peltate in fruits. Sepals broadly ovate, obtuse, tomentose outside, 2.5 mm long. Corolla tomentose outside and glabrous inside, tube 1.8 mm long, lobes 4 x 2.2 mm. Stamens 4 mm long, exserted. Ovary densely pilose. Capsule globose, 0.5 mm across, bracts 2.5-3.5 cm across, membranous, prominently reticulately veined; seeds glabrous ovoid, 3.5 mm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
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  Localities: Peechi
   
 
   
 
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