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  Rourea minor
  Citation:  Rourea minor (Gaertn.) Merr., Interpr. Rumph. Herb. Amboin. 413. 1917; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 74. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 132. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 113. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 120. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 141. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 131. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 87. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 30. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 126. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 85. 1997; M.S. Mondal in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 538. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 188. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 151. 2005; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 829. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 192. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 259. 2009. Aegiceras minor Gaertn., Fruct. 1: 216. t.46. 1788. Rourea santaloides (Vahl) Wight & Arn., Prodr. 144. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 47. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 271(193). 1918. Connarus santaloides Vahl, Symb. Bot. 4: 87. 1794.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheriyamarikunni, Kuriel
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  Description: Large woody climbing shrubs; stem and peduncles black; leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 3-7, subopposite or alternate 3-7 x 2.5-4 cm, ovate or elliptic, base rounded, apex acute, thin-coriaceous; vein-reticulations prominent. Flowers in axillary panicled cymes. Calyx lobes 5, upto 3 mm long, ovate or orbicular, enlarging in fruits. Petals 5, 3-4 mm long, oval-oblong, yellowish. Stamens 10, alternating ones longer and shorter. Ovary more or less ovoid; ovules 2; style covered with stipitate glands. Follicles 1-2 cm long, oblong, slightly curved, accrescent calyx and basal portion of style persistent. Seed 1, to 1 cm long, obovate; aril red, sheathing at base.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-700
  Localities: Sholayar, Ponmudi, Thannithode, Pathenthode, Kannoth R.F., Taliparamba, Periyarum, Nagamkulangara, Kulathupuzha, Neyyar, Attayar
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