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  Pachygone ovata
  Citation:  Pachygone ovata (Poir.) Miers ex Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 203. 1855 & in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 105. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 31(22). 1915; Gangop. in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1:329.1993; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 15. 1999. Cissampelos ovata Poir. in Lam., Encycl. 5:10. 1804. Cocculus plukenetii DC., Syst. Nat. 1: 520. 1817.
  Malayalam Name(s): Katukodyvally
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  Description: Woody climbers; branchlets yellowish-puberulous to pubescent, later glabrescent. Leaves, simple, alternate, 4.5-11 x 2-7.5 cm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate or broadly ovate, base truncate to broadly obtuse, apex obtuse to acutely acuminate, mucronate, closely reticulate, visible on both surface, softly pubescent to glabrous on both surfaces; petioles 2.5-4 cm, yellowish-pubescent to glabrous. Inflorescences solitarily or 2-3 arising together, 4-17 cm long, yellowish-tomentose to pubescent the flowers in clusters of 3-5 along the main axis. Male flowers: pedicels 1-4 mm; sepals yellow, outer 3(-6) bracteoliform, elliptic, 1-2 mm long, puberulous outside; inner 3(-6) elliptic to rotund, 1.5-2.5 mm long, sparsely hairy or glabrous; petals oblong with basal auricles clasping opposite stamen, 1-1.5 mm long, glabrous; staminal filaments slender, 1.25-1.5 mm long. Female flowers: staminodes minute; carpels ovoid, 0.75 mm long, style flattened. Drupes on pedicels 3-5 mm long, 7-8 x 6 mm, 5 mm thick, glabrous, drying rather smooth.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-September
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia
  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:
  Altitude: -900
  Localities: Chinnar
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