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  Rosa leschenaultiana
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Rosa leschenaultiana Red. & Thory ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 301. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 368. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 444(315). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 98. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 177. 1994.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattursoa
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Spreading, scandent, armed shrub; prickles hooked. Leaves alternate, odd-pinnate, to 10 x 8 cm, chartaceous; petiole 2 cm; stipules adnate to petiole base, to 1.5 cm, glandular; leaflets 3 pairs, sharply serrate; terminal leaflet oblong-ovate, to 6 x 3 cm, petiolule 1 cm; laterals oblong-elliptic, to 4.5 x 2.5 cm, subsessile. Flower(s) solitary or in a few-flowered corymbs; pedicel to 3 cm, with copious glands. Calyx flask-shaped, 4 mm wide, very glandular; lobes 5, lanceolate, foliaceous, to 2.5 x 0.6 cm, glandular, reflexed with age. Corolla white, very showy, to 7 cm wide; petals 5, obcordate, 3 cm wide, imbricate. Stamens numerous; filaments 1 cm. Pistils numerous, superior. Ovary 1-celled; ovules 2, pendulous. Fruit(cluster of achenes) ovoid; pericarp bony, enclosed in the accrescent fleshy hypanthium; seed with thin testa; endosperm 0.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Habitat: Shola forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Aruvikad, Damsite, Kaviar
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