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  Leea aequata
 
  Family: LEEACEAE
  Citation:  Leea aequata L., Syst. Nat. (ed.12) 627.1767; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 240(172). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 121. 1984; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 155. 1997; B.D. Naithani in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 326. 2000; W. Arisdason et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 760. 2005. Leea hirta Roxb. ex Hornem., Hort. Hafn. 1: 231. 1831; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 668. 1875.
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  Description: Large shrubs; young branches villous. Leaves alternate, (1-)2(-3)-pinnate; rachises 7-20 cm long, angled, pubescent; petioles 6-15 cm long; stipules oblong-obovate, 3-8 x 3-6 cm, pubescent to densely hairy, caducous; leaflets 5 -many, oblong-lanceolate, ovate to lanceolate, elliptic to lanceolate or lanceolate, cuneate to truncate, sometimes subcordate or rounded at base, sharply serrate at margin, acuminate to caudate at apex, membranous, hispid with scattered grey hairs above, hirsute on nerves, rough with scattered rounded brown peltate glands beneath; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs, slender, arched; petiolules of lateral leaflets 3-12 mm long, those of terminal ones 2.5-3.5 cm long, pubescent. Inflorescences subterminal, 6-10 cm long, more or less glandular-hairy; peduncles 1-4 cm long; bracts conspicous, ovate to oblong, 6-8 x ca 5 mm. Flowers in corymbs, 5-merous, greenish white. Calyx lobed halfway down, glabrous to densely pubescent, covered with pearl glands outside. Corolla lobes 2-3 x 1-1.5 mm. Staminal tube 1.5-2.5 mm long; lobes deeply cleft; filaments 1-1.2 mm long; anthers 1-1.2 mm long. Ovary 4-7 loculed; style 1-2 mm long. Fruits globose-depressed, 6-7 mm, orange-red, black when ripe; seeds 3-6.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Kollam, Malappuram
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vaniampuzha
   
 
   
 
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