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  Pothos thomsonianus
 
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  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Pothos thomsonianus Schott, Aroideae 24, t. 51. 1853; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 555. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1592(1110). 1931; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 498. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 476. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 761. 2002; Robi, Magesh & Menon, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 32: 628. 2008.
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  Description: Climbers; stem rigid, glabrous. Leaves alternate, to 20 x 4.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, acuminate at apex, obtusely acute at base; lateral nerves many, regular, parallel, commissural veins nearly marginal; petiole 1.5-2 cm long, channelled. Spadix on short lateral branches; peduncle solitary, 4-5 cm long, stout; spathe 1.5 x 0.6 cm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, mucronate; spadix 18 x 4 mm, cylindrical, uniform. Flowers compactly packed; bracts minute. Stamens 6. Ovary ovoid, stigma hexagonal. Berries 6 x 5 mm, obovoid, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
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  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Near Threatened (NT)
  Altitude: 500-1200
  Localities: Arjunankotta, Agastyarkudam, Karamanayar region, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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