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  Symphorema involucratum
 
  Family: SYMPHOREMATACEAE
  Citation:  Symphorema involucratum Roxb., Pl. Corom. t.186. 1798; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 559. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1104(773). 1924; Ramach. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5: 141. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 358. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 357. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 314. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 243. 2002.
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  Description: Woody climbers, stem with warty tubercles, branchlets yellow-tomentose. Leaves 6-10 x 4-6 cm, elliptic or oblong, apex acute to acuminate, base rounded, inequilateral, entire or serrate, lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, reticulate. Flowers 6 or 7, in peduncled capitate cymes; peduncle 2.5 cm long; involucral bracts 6, 7 x 2 mm, elliptic-oblong, enlarged in fruit; calyx 6 mm long, campanulate, 4-8 lobed, tomentose; corolla 6 mm long, white, campanulate, 6-8 lobed, sparsely hairy; stamens 6-8; ovary 2 or imperfectly 4-celled. Fruit 1-seeded. enclosed by the calyx.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen 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
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  Localities: Peechi, Palapally, Koruthode, Kuchimudi, Panoth
   
 
   
 
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