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  Trichosanthes anamalaiensis
 
  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Trichosanthes anamalaiensis Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 3, 1: 47. 1864 & Trans. Linn. Soc. London 25: 217. 1865; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 530(374). 1919,"anamalayana"; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 107. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 180. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 136. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 156. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 138. 1999; Nazarudeen, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 25: 607. 2001. Trichosanthes bracteata (Lam.) Voigt var. tomentosa Heyne, emend. Chakrav., Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 17: 47. 1959.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nepodal
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large climbers; stem pilose, tendrils bifid. Leaves to 15 cm across, shallowly 3-5-lobed, lobes cuspidate, toothed, tomentose below, covered with circular cystolith above; petiole 5-6 cm long. Female flowers in cymes; bracts 3 cm across, deeply serrate; calyx tubular; petals 3 cm long, white. Berry 4 cm across, globose, red, smooth; seeds many, obovate, smooth.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-September
  District(s): Kottayam, Idukki, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and shola forest margins
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kallar, Olikkudy, Uppupara
   
 
   
 
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