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  Salacia oblonga
 
  Family: HIPPOCRATEACEAE
  Citation:  Salacia oblonga Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 106.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:628.1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 215(155). 1918; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 109. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 70. 1998; K. Ramam. & B.D. Naithani in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 160. 2000; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 323. 2000; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 721. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ponkorandi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stout climbers, branchlets densely lenticellate, lenticels elongate. Leaves simple, opposite to subopposite, 21 x 8 cm, oblong, acute or obtuse at apex, acute at base, green when dry; nerves 8-10 pairs; petiole 1 cm long. Peduncle short, stout, many-flowered. Flowers many, greenish yellow. Sepals 1.5 mm across, orbicular. Petals 2.5 mm long, ovate. Berry ca. 4 cm across, orange-red, smooth.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Thrissur, Idukki, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1500
  Localities: Vellanimala, Vazhani, Pachakkanam, Arjunankotta
   
 
   
 
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