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  Pothos scandens
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  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Pothos scandens L., Sp. Pl. 968. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 551. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1592(1110). 1931; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 302. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 433. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 404. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 334. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 494. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 418. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 841. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 535. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 498. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 412. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 487. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 359. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 758. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 476. 1998; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 245. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 368. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 761. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 526. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 724. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 909. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anapparuva, Paruvakodi, Paruval
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  Description: Climbers. stem angled, rooting at nodes. Leaves 5-9 x 2-3 cm, lanceolate, apex acuminate, nerves many, united to form 2-3 narrow ribs, glabrous; petiole 3-6 cm long, broadly winged, wing broaden above. Inflorescence axillary; peduncle to 0.5 cm long; spathe 5 mm across, orbicular, obtuse, concave, brown; spadix 3-5 mm across, globose. Flowers densely packed; bracts 3-5, orbicular; stamens 6, free; ovary obovoid, stigma 3-toothed. Berry oblong, 1-1.8 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, waste places and sacred groves
  Distribution: India to Malesia and Madagascar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kallar, Kattalappara, Parambikulam, Edamalayar, Nadugani ghats, Campshed area, Adoor, Moozhiar, Hosdurg, Karimbam, Panathur, Taliparamba, Kannoth, Chandanathode, Karivara slopes, Mukkali forests, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Sappal hil
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