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  Pereskia aculeata
 
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  Family: CACTACEAE
  Citation:  Pereskia aculeata Mill., Gard. Dict. (ed. 4) 3. 1754.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Barbados Gooseberry, Yellow vine
  Description: Main shoots erect; branchlets scandent, terete, hardly succulent; tubercles knob-like, distant; spines straight, to 3 cm; glochids 0. Leaves scattered, obovate to oblong, to 7 x 4 cm, subsucculent, base narrow, apex acute; petiole 1 cm. Flowers semi-inferior(on shoots of current season, hence subapical), to 4 cm wide. Sepals numerous, greenish. Petals oblanceolate-oblong, 2.5 x 1 cm, pinkish. Stamens numerous; filaments 9 mm. Style 1.2 cm; stigmas 5.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-March
  District(s): Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Panama and northen regions of south America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
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