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  Salacia reticulata
 
  Family: HIPPOCRATEACEAE
  Citation:  Salacia reticulata Wight, Illustr. 1: 134. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 627. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 215(154). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 117. 1984; K. Ramam. & B.D. Naithani in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 161. 2000; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 327. 2000; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 722. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Korandi, Ponkoranti, Ekanayakam
  Tamil name(s): Ekanayakam
  English name(s): Saptarangi
  Description: Scandent shrubs; branches blackish, more or less prominently lenticellate. Leaves lanceolate, elliptic or rarely elliptic-oblong, 4.2-11.8 x 2.3-6.7 cm, acuminate or acute at apex, cuneate or obtuse at base, entire at margin, dark green and shining above, pale and finely reticulate beneath; lateral nerves 5-6-pairs; petioles 0.8-1.3 cm long. Flowers 3-6 in each axil, ca 1 mm long; pedicels 2-4 mm long. Calyx lobes short, obtuse. Petals ovate, thick, broad at base. Ovary partially enclosed in disc.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Kollam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Sacred groves in the plains
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1000
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
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