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  Salacia macrosperma
 
  Family: HIPPOCRATEACEAE
  Citation:  Salacia macrosperma Wight, Ic. t. 962. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 628. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 215(154). 1918; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 57. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,30. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 69. 1998; K. Ramam. & B.D. Naithani in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 157. 2000; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 720. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 226. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aanakoranti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stout climbers; branchlets stout, black, densely lenticellate. Leaves to 11 x 4 cm, elliptic, acute at apex and base, crenulate; petioles to 8 mm long. Flowers many, on large axillary or extra-axillary tubercles; pedicels 5-7 mm long, slender; sepals 1.5 mm long, ovate, acute; petals 2 mm long, ovate, acute, pink. Berry 3 cm across, globose.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: -1600
  Localities: Vellanimala, Kottamala, Kummattanthode
   
 
   
 
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