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  Pothos armatus
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Pothos armatus C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1929:126.1929 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1592(1110).1931; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 498. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 487. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 359 Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 475. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 367. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 759. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 909. 2009.
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  Description: Stem with few nodular spines. Lowers leaves ovate-orbicular with cordate base, upper leaves 13-18 x 3-4.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex acuminate, base acute, nerves many, irregular, prominent below; petiole 1 cm long. Inflorescence on short lateral branchlets; peduncles 3-5 cm long with 3-4 cataphylls at base; spathe 1.5-2 cm long, oblong, acute; spadix 5 cm long, slender. Flowers 1.5 mm across, in distant groups of 3-5 together; bracts orbicular, puberulus; stamens 6; ovary obovoid, truncate above.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Near Threatened (NT)
  Altitude: 700-750
  Localities: Peechi, Choodal, Kallar, Arjunankotta, Moozhiar, Kottayali, Ponmudi, Kallar, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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