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  Reissantia grahamii
 
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  Family: HIPPOCRATEACEAE
  Citation:  Reissantia grahamii (Wight) Ding Hou, Blumea 12: 33. 1963; N.C. Nair & Bharghavan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 300. 1982; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 117. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 108. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 67. 1997; K. Ramam. & B.D. Naithani in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 147. 2000; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 716. 2005. Hippocratea grahamii Wight, Illustr. 1: 134. 1840 & Ic. t. 380. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 624. 1875. Arnicratea grahamii (Wight) Halle, Adansonia 6(1):14.1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 116. 1990.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs; branchlets woody. Leaves opposite, 8-20 x 5-10 cm, elliptic to ovate-oblong, apex acuminate, base cuneate or rounded, coriaceous, entire or sometimes crenate; lateral nerves 5-6 pairs; petiole 8-12 mm long. Inflorescence paniculate or thyrsiform, many-flowered, 10-14 cm long. Flowers white or pale yellow. Calyx lobes suborbicular, up to 1 mm long, margin ciliate. Petals 5, oblanceolate to obovate-oblong, 2-3 x 1 mm, membranous, margin inflexed, erose. Stamens 1-3 mm long; filaments papillose or anthers subsessile. Disc 5-angular, angles alternate with petals. Ovary triangular, partially embedded in the disc. Fruit obovate-oblong. 9-13 x 3.5-4.5 cm; seeds ovoid-oblong, 2.5 cm long, basal wing 4.5 x 2 cm; funicle distinct in its centre.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Kollam, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Pathenthode, Panthenthode border, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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