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  Salacia chinensis
  Citation:  Salacia chinensis L., Mant. Pl. 2: 293. 1771; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 116. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 56. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 120. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 118. 1994; K. Ramam. & B.D. Naithani in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 152. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 164. 2002; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 719. 2005. Salacia prinoides DC., Prodr. 1: 579. 1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 626. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 215(154). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukoranti
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves 4-8 x 1.5-2.5 cm, oblong-ovate or lanceolate, acute-acuminate at apex, subacute to obtuse at base, somewhat oblique, crenate-serrate on margins; petioles 0.6-0.8 cm long. Inflorescence axillary umbels; peduncle to 1 cm long; pedicels 0.6-0.8 cm long. Flowers 0.6-0.7 cm across. Calyx lobes 5, minute. Petals 5, 0.3-0.4 cm, orbicular, greenish yellow. Disc intrastaminal. Stamens 3, inserted on rim of disc; filaments 0.15 cm long. Ovary 0.1 cm, ovoid, 3-celled; ovules 2 or more per cell. Berry globose, 0.7-1 cm diam.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Malappuram, Kottayam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-800
  Localities: Walakkad, Pathenthode, Kottur R.F., Bonaccord
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