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  Combretum latifolium
  Citation:  Combretum latifolium Blume, Bijdr. 641. 1826; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 105. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 173. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 177. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 241. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 195. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 128. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 177. 1996; Gangop. & Chakrab., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 311. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 117. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 255. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 211. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 281. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 349. 2009. Combretum extensum Roxb. ex G. Don, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 15: 414. 1827; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 458. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 469(332). 1919.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; young branchlets pale-brown scaly mixed with minute rufous, globular glands, becoming glabrous. Leaves opposite or sub opposite, 7-12 x 3.5-6 cm, elliptic-obovate to oblong-elliptic, apex obtusely acuminate, base cuneate, subcoriaceous; petiole to 1.5 cm long. Inflorescence of long-peduncled axillaryspikes,forming terminal pendulous panicles. Flowers 4-merous, subsessile, greenish-white, polygamo-dioecious. Receptacle 4-5 mm long, funnel-shaped from above the ovary. Sepals 4, c. 2 x 1.5 mm, triangular. Petals 4, c. 2 x 2 mm, rounded, greenish-yellow. Stamens 8; filaments c. 3 mm long. Ovary linear, 1-locular; ovules 2-3, pendulous. Drupe 3-3.5 cm long, with 4 membranous wings, c. 1 cm wide, transversely striate.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Wayanad
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
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  Altitude: -1800
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Vazhachal, Vazhani, Rosemala, Kattalappara, Vallicode, Manniera, Kannoth, Mukkali forests, Chengannur, Saivila, Vaniampuzha, Thenmalai
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