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  Porana paniculata
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Porana paniculata Roxb., Pl. Corom. 3. 1819; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 222. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 921(647). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Manavattipoovu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Lianas; the stems herbaceous at the tips, woody at the base, grayish tomentellous throughout. Leaves ovate, 4-9 cm long, cordate basally, obtuse, acute, acuminate or shortly cuspidate apically, pubescent on both surfaces but more densely below. Inflorescences lateral or terminal, paniculate. Flowers usually on pedicels 1-2 mm long; sepals linear, 1-1.5 mm long, densely tomentellous; corolla white, funnelform, 5-6 mm long. Fruits indehiscent, ovoid-globular, 5-6 mm long, the outer 3 sepals enlarged in fruit, wing-like; seeds ovoid, brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of North India and Myanmar
  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: No
  Vegetable: No
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