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  Cyphostemma auriculatum
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Cyphostemma auriculatum (Roxb.) Singh & Shetty, Taxon 35: 596. 1986; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 298. 2000; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 757. 2005. Cissus auriculata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 430. 1820. Vitis auriculata (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 129. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 658. 1875. Cayratia auriculata (Roxb.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 237(170). 1918; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 123. 1990.
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  Description: Scandent shrub; bark on older stems deeply cracked; branches terete, succulent, softly pubescent; tendrils branched. Leaves digitate, 5-foliolate, soft-pubescent when young. Petioles 7-15 cm long; stipules falcate, ca 1 x 0.5 cm; terminal leaflet obovate to rhomboid or elliptic, cuneate at base, serrate at margin, acute to short-acuminate at apex, 10-13 x 5.5-8.5 cm; petiolules 1-2 cm long; lateral leaflets 7-12 x 4-7 cm; petiolules ca 1 cm long. Inflorescences axillary or pseudoterminal much branched divaricate cymes, 11-26 cm long; peduncles 8-19 cm long, pubescent. Flowers contracted in middle, pubescent; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Calyx cupular, truncate. Petals oblong, ca 2.5 x 1.5 mm. Disc of 4 glands, covering most of ovary. Ovary pyramidal, hairy. Berries globose, ca 1 cm, alate when dry, 1-seeded; Seed oblong-obovoid to subglobose, with a crest on dorsal side.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-November
  District(s): Palakkad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India, Bangladesh and Myanmar
  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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  Localities: Attappady R.F.
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