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  Tetrastigma gamblei
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Tetrastigma gamblei Shetty & Singh, Kew Bull. 42: 933. 1987; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 312. 2000; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 760. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 236. 2009. Tetrastigma canarense sensu Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 228(164). 1918 p.p., non Vitis canarense Dalz. 1851; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 106. 1988.
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  Description: Scandent shrub; branches terete, slender; tendrils simple or 2-fid. Leaves 3-foliolate, glabrous. Petioles 4-9 cm long; terminal leaflet elliptic to obovate, cuneate at base, serrate-dentate to subentire at margin, acuminate at apex, 7-11 x 4-7.5 cm; petiolules 1.5-2.5 cm long; lateral leaflets elliptic, slightly oblique at base, apex and margin as in terminal leaflet, 5-10 x 3.5-6.5 cm; petiolules 0.5-1 cm long. Inflorescences umbelled cymes, ca 3 cm long; peduncles 1-2 cm long. Flowers pubescent; pedicels ca 2 mm long. Calyx subtruncate or obscurely 4-lobed. Petals oblong-ovate, acute at apex, ca 1.75 x 0.8 mm. Disc membranous, covering base of ovary. Stigma sessile. Berries globose, ca 6 mm, 1-seeded; seed subglobose, ca 6 x 5 mm, transversely striate on sides; adaxial and abaxial surfaces with longitudinal furrows; chalaza spatulate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Kannur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Panoth, Nedumpoyil
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