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  Sageretia hamosa
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Sageretia hamosa Brongn., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 1, 10: 360. 1827; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 641. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 223(160). 1918; Ramach. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5: 140. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 99. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 71. 1998; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 200. 2000; P.V. Sreekumar & A.N. Henry in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 726. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kokkimullu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbing or scandent shrubs. Leaves opposite, to 13 x 7 cm, ovate-oblong, bluntly acuminate, rounded at base, serrulate; nerves 4-7 pairs; petiole 1.5 cm long; thorns 2.5 cm long, deflexed, alternate. Panicle to 10 x 6 cm, axillary, scarcely branched, alternate with thorn, pubescent. Flowers 2.5 mm across, sessile, bracts and bracteoles similar, ovate; sepals 5, 2 x 1 mm, ovate, connate at base; petals 5, 1 x 0.5 mm, ovate, concave and clawed, greenish white; stamens 5, free; disk annular; ovary 3-celled, ovule one in each cell; style stout; stigma capitate. Drupe 6 mm across, globose, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: India, Nepal, Taiwan and Sri Lanka
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1850
  Localities: Karadikkavala, Chandanathode
   
 
   
 
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