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  Pyrenacantha volubilis
 
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  Family: ICACINACEAE
  Citation:  Pyrenacantha volubilis Wight in Hook.'s Bot. Misc. 2: 107. 1831 & Illustr. Suppl. 9 & 10. 1831; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 198(142). 1915; R. Mathur in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 34. 2000; Sathosh Kumar et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 25:729.2001; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 156. 2002; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 689. 2005.
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  Description: Much branched climber. Leaves rhomboid-lanceolate, obtuse at base, coarsely 3 or 4-toothed at margin, retuse or mucronate at apex, to 12 x 3.5 cm, subcoriaceous, scabrid beneath with a pair of glands at base; petioles ca 1 cm long. Male flowers in spikes and female ones in heads. Male flowers: Calyx absent. Petals 4, connate at base, valvate, oblong, inflexed at apex, pubescent outside; stamens 4; pistillode minute, villous. Female flowers: Staminode minute; ovary ellipsoid, pubescent, 1-loculed with 2 pendulous, collateral ovules; stigma sessile with radiating branches. Drupes ovoid, laterally compressed, ca 1.5 x 1 cm, orange to red, fleshy; endocarp thin, punctate outside, papillose inside projecting into ruminate endosperm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests, also in the sacred groves
  Distribution: South Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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