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  Quisqualis indica
 
  Family: COMBRETACEAE
  Citation:  Quisqualis indica L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 556. 1762; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 459. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 469(332). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 105. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 174. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 179. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 158. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 242. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 197. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 182. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 117. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 256. 1997; Gangop. & Chakrab., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 331. 1997; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 283. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 353. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kulamarinji, Thookuchethi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Burma creeper, Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon creeper
  Description: Woody climbers; young branchlets tomentose. Leaves opposite to subopposite, 6-12 x 3-5 cm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, base rounded to subcordate, often unequal sided, apex acuminate, minutely verrucose above, finely pubescent beneath, chartaceous; petiole to 1 cm long. Spikes terminal, to 8 cm long. Flowers fragrant; bracts 2-5 x 1-2 mm, linear. Receptacles 4.5-8 cm long, narrowly tubular, expanding towards the apex, pubescent without. Sepals 2-3 x 1.5-2.5 mm, triangular reflexed. Petals 1-1.5 x 0.4-1 cm, obovate-oblong, obtuse, white, turning deep red at maturity, finely pubescent. Filaments 5-7 mm long. Style adnate to the wall of the upper receptacle for most of its length. Fruit 3-3.5 x 1-1.2 cm, ovate-elliptic, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Introduced as ornamental plant; now runs wild
  Distribution: Native of Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kattalappara, Cherthala, Nedumkayam
   
 
   
 
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