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  Cissus latifolia
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Cissus latifolia Lam., Encycl. 1: 30. 1783; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 113. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 74. 1998; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 287. 2000; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 752. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 179. 2009. Vitis glauca sensu Wight & Arn., Prodr. 126.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:645.1875,p.p. Vitis gigantea Bedd., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 25: 212. 1866; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:648.1875; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 71. 1995. Cissus glauca sensu Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 234(168). 1918, non Roxb. 1820; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 107. 1989.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chunnambuvalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large, climbing shrubs; stem thick; branchlets glaucous; tendrils usually forked. Leaves simple, alternate, 8-16 x 6-13 cm, broadly ovate-cordate or orbicular, acuminte at apex, margin serrate, serrations with bristly tip, glaucous below; petiole to 15 cm. Cymes leaf-opposed. Calyx cupular, ca. 2 mm long, fringed on margins. Petals 4, greenish-white, c. 2.5 mm long, hooded at apex. Stamens 4. Disc 4-lobed, adnate to ovary, yellow. Ovary tomentose; style thick; stigma truncate. Berry 1 cm across, ovoid, purplish, 1-seeded.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Sabarimala, Vandanam, Thenmalai
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