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  Ampelocissus tomentosa
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Ampelocissus tomentosa (Heyne ex Roth) Planch., Vigne Amer. Eur. 8: 375. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 230(165). 1918; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 122. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 70. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 70. 1999; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 261. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 69. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 167. 2002; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 740. 2005. Vitis tomentosa Heyne ex Roth in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 5: 318. 1819 & Nov. Pl. Sp. 157. 1821; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 650. 1875.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs; branchlets and leaves densely woolly. Leaves 15 x 15 cm, broadly ovate, 3-5-lobed, lobes acute, base cordate, serrate, densely floccose beneath, basally 5-nerved, tendrils branched; petiole to 6 cm, floccose. Cymes many branched, peduncles to 7 cm; flowers 5-merous, reddish; calyx lobes 1 mm, triangular, woolly; petals 2 mm, ovate, glabrous, disc prominent; stamens 5; ovary conical, stigma sessile.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 400-700
  Localities: Rosemala, Mavelipuram, Vengoli, Attappady R.F., Walayar, Karamanayar region, Meenmutty
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