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  Salacia malabarica
 
  Family: HIPPOCRATEACEAE
  Citation:  Salacia malabarica Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 133. 1916 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 215(154). 1918; K. Ramam. & B.D. Naithani in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 158. 2000; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 127. 2005; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 721. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 226. 2009.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs; branchlets faintly muricate. Leaves simple, opposite, 9-13 x 4.5-7 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex acuminate, base cuneate or rounded, coriaceous. Flowers in axillary fascicles; pedicel 2-3 cm long. Petals greenish yellow, elliptic. Berry hard, globose, c. 5 cm diam.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thannithode
   
 
   
 
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