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  Rubus micropetalus
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Rubus micropetalus Gard., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 8: 6. 1847; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 441(312). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 173. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 191. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 177. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 66. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 241. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 343. 2009.
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  Description: Young stem, leaves on back and nerves above densely fulvous tomentose. Leaves 8-12 x 6-10 cm, broadly ovate, palmately 5-lobed; lobes acute to shortly acuminate, deeply cordate at base; lamina rugose above. Flowers in short axillary and terminal corymbose panicles. Bracts 1-1.5 cm, pectinately laciniate; segments 0.8-1 cm long. Calyx campanulate, tube 0.3-0.4 cm, lobes 5, 0.3-0.4 cm long, ovate, acuminate, densely fulvous tomentose. Petals 5, 0.2-0.3 cm long, ovate, smaller than calyx, pinkish. Stamens many. Fruit a compound berry, 1-1.5 x 0.8-1 cm, oblong, reddish brown on ripening.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1400
  Localities: Chandanathode, Devicolam-Munnar road, Silent Valley R. F., Chemungi, Pongalapara, Chemungi
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