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  Quisqualis malabarica
 
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  Family: COMBRETACEAE
  Citation:  Quisqualis malabarica Bedd., Ic. t. 155. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 460. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 469(332). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 174. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 158. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 182. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 118. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 257. 1997; Gangop. & Chakrab., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 332. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 134. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 211. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 350. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Sandhyarani
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbing shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite, to 14 x 5 cm, oblong, acuminate at apex; nerves 8 pairs, looping below the margins, domatia hairy; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers in terminal cymes. Calyx tube 15 mm long, produced above the ovary, narrow, hispid outside, lobes 5, 3 x 1 mm. Petals 12 x 3 mm, oblong, reddish. Stamens 10, filaments short. Ovary 1-celled, ribbed, pubescent; ovules 3-4, pendulous; style adnate to the calyx tube. Fruit 5-winged.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Kottayam, Wayanad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -900
  Localities: Rosemala, Koruthode, Nilakkal, Ponmudi, Tambracherri, Thalichola
   
 
   
 
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