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  Paramignya beddomei
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Paramignya beddomei Tanaka, J. Bot. 68: 230. 1930; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1872(1295). 1936; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 126. 1997; K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 309. 1997; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 37. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 146. 2002; R.K. Premanath in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 608. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 198. 2009. Paramignya armata Bedd., Ic. t. 275. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 511. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 158(113). 1915, non (Thw.) Oliver 1861; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 85. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 46. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 106. 1990.
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  Description: Woody climbers; spines axillary, retrorse; branchlets often zig-zag, densely puberulent; bark lenticelled and green. Leaves simple, alternate, 4-9.5 x 2-4.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, obtuse at base, entire at margin, chartaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 5-10 pairs, reticulate; petioles slender, 10-20 mm long, puberulent. Flowers axillary, solitary, rarely paired, ca 12 mm long; bacteoles 2, oblong, minute; pedicels slender, 15-17 mm long, glabrous. Calyx cupular, 1.5-2 mm, glandular; lobes 5, auricled, ca 0.5 mm long, glabrous. Petals 5, oblong, glabrous, glandular and white. Stamens 10, subequal; filaments linear, 4-6 mm long, densely pubescent; anthers linear, obtuse, 5-6 mm long. Ovary subglobose, ca 2 x 1.5 mm, 5-lobed, glabrous, 5-loculed with 1 locule in each; style cylindric, ca 6.5 mm long; stigma 5-lobed. Berries globose or pyriform, ca 2 cm, glandular, pinkish; seeds 3-5, compressed.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-January
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kannur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
  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:
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  Altitude: 850-1350
  Localities: Chembotti, Punnamala, Teerthundamala, Nadugani ghats, Olichuchattam, Chemungi, Athirumala
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