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  Cissus trilobata
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Cissus trilobata Lam., Encycl. 1:31.1788; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 233(167). 1918; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 72. 1995; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 293. 2000; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 135. 2005; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 756. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 180. 2009. Vitis rheedei Wight & Arn. in Wight, Cat. 27. 1833 & Prodr. 127. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 653. 1875. Puria trilobata (Lam.) Nair, Biol. Land. Pl. 127. 1972 (1974); Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 105. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 105. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 122. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 170. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Neelachunnambuvalli
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Scandent shrub; branches terete, glabrous, subfleshy; tendrils simple and stout. Leaves 3-foliolate or the upper only 3-lobed, glabrous. Petioles 3.5-6 cm long; terminal leaflet elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate at base, bristly-serrate at margin, acute to acuminate at apex, 8-15 x 2.5-4 cm; petiolules ca 4 mm long; lateral leaflets subsessile, oblique at base otherwise as in terminal leaflet. Inflorescences divaricate subumbelled cymes, 2.5-4 cm long; peduncles ca 1 cm long. Flowers glabrous; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Calyx saucer-like, subtruncate. Petals oblong-ovate, acute at apex, ca 2 x 1 mm. Filaments flat. Disc 4-lobed, covering ovary. Berries obovoid, 6-7 mm across, black when ripe, 1-seeded; seed pyriform, mucronate, slightly laterally compressed, ca 6 x 4 mm, smooth except for longitudinally encircling ridged raphe, with two shallow pits at base.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-August
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Ernakulam
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1200
  Localities: Plapally, on way to Kannoth, Manjeswar, Aroor, Nootavanpara, Thenmalai, Ettapadappu, Athirumala
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