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  Polyzygus tuberosus
 
  Family: APIACEAE/UMBELLIFERAE
  Citation:  Polyzygus tuberosus Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2:260.1850; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 562(396). 1919; P.K. Mukh. & Constance, Kew Bull. 41: 228. 1985; P.K. Mukh. & Constance, Umbell. India 247. 1993. Heracleum concanense var. stocksii Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 716. 1879.
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  Description: Erect glabrous herbs, 40-50 cm tall; roots tuberous, fusiform; stem ribbed. Leaves decompound; petiole 5-6 cm long with broad sheathing base; leaflets pinnatifid, segments irregularly serrate. Flowers 1.5-2 mm long, white, polygamous, in axillary and terminal compound umbels 5-10; pedicels to 3 mm long; bracts 1; bracteoles 3, ovate-lanceolate. Calyx 5-lobed; teeth larger in outer flowers. Petals 5, free, oblong, emerginate. Stamens 5; filaments incurved; anthers 2-celled. Fruits 4 x 2 mm, globose or ovoid, dorsally compressed crowned with conical disc; mericarps ridged; ridges slender, many.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands, often among boulders
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Damsite
   
 
   
 
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