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  Cocculus pendulus
  Citation:  Cocculus pendulus (J.R. & G. Forst.) Diels in Engl., Pflanzenreich Menispermac. 237. 1910; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 29(21). 1915; Gangop. in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1:320.1993; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 64. 2002; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 182. 2005. Epibaterium pendulum J.R. & G. Forst., Char. Gen. 108, t. 54. 1776. Cocculus leaeba DC., Syst. Nat. 1: 527. 1817; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 102. 1872.
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  Description: Lianas; stem to 15 cm thick; branchlets puberulous. Leaves alternate, oblong-lanceolate to ovate, truncate, cuneate, rounded or 3 -lobed-hastate at base, obtuse, mucronate or emarginate at apex, 1.5-5 x 0.5-3 cm, glabrous to slightly puberulous, 3-5 nerved at base. Male flowers sessile or subsessile, in axillary 5-20 mm long fascicles; peduncles ca 1.5 cm long; sepals ovate-elliptic, fleshy or membranous; Outer 3 sepals 1-1.5 x 0.4-0.7 mm, sparsely puberulous; inner 3 larger, puberulous to glabrous, shining; petals ovate to obovate, 0.8-2 x 0.5-1 mm; stamens 0.8-1.5 mm long. Female flowers axillary, solitary, rarely in pairs; peduncles 0.7-1.3 cm long; sepals and petals as in male ones; carpels ca 1 mm long. Drupes ovoid to obovoid or reniform, compressed, 4-7 x 4-5 mm, reddish, black when dry; endocarp ribbed on lateral faces, not crested, not perforated in middle.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Habitat: Scrub jungle and deciduous forests
  Distribution: India, Pakistan to tropical and subtropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -700
  Localities: Bonaccord
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