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  Piptanthocereus forbesii
 
  Family: CACTACEAE
  Citation:  Piptanthocereus forbesii (Hort. Berol ex Foerst.) Riccob., Boll. Ort. Bot. Palermo 8: 228. 1909; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 124. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 197. 1984. Cereus forbesii Hort. Berol ex Foerst., Handb. Cactkde 398. 1846; Sivar. & Manilal, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India 43B:128. 1973.
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  Description: Shrubs, much branched plants; stems fleshy, jointed; branches with 4-7 wing like ribs; aerioles large, with 6-10 straight spines. Leaves absent. Flowers white, long and funnel-shaped. Ovary unilocular; ovules numerous; style single, long; stigmatic lobes many, linear.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Kollam, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Wastelands and hedges
  Distribution: Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Feroke
   
 
   
 
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