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  Connarus monocarpus
  Citation:  Connarus monocarpus L., Sp. Pl. 675. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 50. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 272(194). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 74. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 131. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 116. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 141. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 130. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 30. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 126. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 83. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 85. 1998; M.S. Mondal in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 526. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 81. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 149. 2005; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 810. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 192. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 258. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kuriel, Puzhukkadikaya
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Scandent shrubs; young parts ferrugineous tomentose. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 3 or 5, 4-8 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, base rounded, apex acuminate, thin-coriaceous; young flush coppery brown; petiolule upto 4 mm long. Flowers in terminal, pyramidal paniculate cymes, ferrugineous-tomentose; pedicel c. 4 mm long. Sepals upto 3 mm long, narrowly triangular or oblong, puberulous without. Petals 6-8 mm long, linear-oblanceolate, creamy white. Stamens in 2 whorls; filaments with glandular appendages. Ovary subglobose, densely pubescent, brownish, 1-locular; ovules 2. Fruit a follicle, 2.5-4 x 1.5 -2 cm, obovoid, fusiform, compressed, more or less falcate, scarlet red; seed single, c.1.5 cm long, ovoid, surrounded at base with a large, pulpy, bright yellow aril.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves 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): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Chimmini, Kattalappara, Uppermanalar, Kottamala, Pezha, Karimthalappara, Aikdau, Thiruvizhamkunnu, Varkala, Vandanam
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