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  Passiflora subpeltata
 
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  Family: PASSIFLORACEAE
  Citation:  Passiflora subpeltata Ortega, Nov. Rar. Pl. Hort. Matrit. 6: 78. 1798; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 173. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 211. 1990; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 388. 2009. Passiflora calcarata Mast., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 27: 638. 1871; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 524(370). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): White passionflower
  Description: Glabrous climber; branchlets terete. Leaves subrotund in outline, to 10 x 13 cm, 3-lobed, chartaceous, glabrous; lobes oblong, middle one to 6 x 4 cm, laterals 5 x 3 cm; petiole to 4 cm, with 2-4 glands; stipules ovate-lanceolate, straight, 3.5 x 2 cm, entire, basally oblique; tendrils axillary, to 20 cm. Flower solitary, axillary, 3.5 x 4.5 cm; pedicel to 3.5 cm; bracts 3, foliaceous, ovate-lanceolate, 1.6 x 1.2 cm. Sepals 5, oblong-ovate, 2 x 0.8 cm, with a subapical spur 1.5 cm. Petals 5, white, oblong-lanceolate, 2.5 x 0.5 cm. Corona of an outer group of slender filaments 1 cm, and an inner one of 0.2 cm. Stamens 5, attached to the gynophore; filaments 8 mm. Ovary elliptic, on a gynophore 1.2 cm; styles 3, each 1 cm; stigma 2-lobed. Berry subglobose, to 6 x 5 cm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded forest areas
  Distribution: Native of South America, widely naturalised in other tropical countries
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Mukkali forests, Attapady block-Mukkali, Thadikundu-Anavayee
   
 
   
 
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