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  Cayratia pedata var. glabra
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Cayratia pedata (Lam.) A. Juss. ex Gagnep. var. glabra Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 236(169). 1918; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 59. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 73. 1998; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 272. 2000; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 77. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 70. 2002; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 744. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Velutha-sori-valli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Weak-stemmed vine; young stem, petioles, tendrils and peduncles densely pubescent. Leaves pedately 5-7-foliolate; leaflets 5-13 x 3-6 cm, lanceolate to obovate, base cuneate, that of laterals usually oblique, margin subentire or serrate, apex acuminate, pubescent, membranous; petiole to 9 cm long; petiolules 0.5-2 cm long. Flowers in axillary dense corymbs; peduncles 2-3.5 cm long; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Calyx cupular, 1-2 mm long, margin irregularly 4-lobed. Petals 4, 1.5-2 mm long, ovate-acute, greenish white, reflexed, apices hooded. Disk creamy white. Stamens 4, attached to the disc. Ovary c. 1 mm, 2-celled; ovules 2 in each cell; style subulate. Berry 0.5-1 cm across, depressed-globose, creamy white. Seeds 1-4, hemispherical, flattened ventrally.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 800-2200
  Localities: Olikkudy, Puthussery, Vengoli, Walakkad
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