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  Smilax lanceifolia
 
  Family: SMILACACEAE
  Citation:  Smilax lanceifolia Roxb., Hort. Bengal. 72. 1814; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 308. 1892; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 322. 1988.
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  Description: Climbers; stem branched, terete, 1--2 m, woody; branchlets occasionally zigzagged. Leaves 6--17 × 2--8 cm, lanceolate to ovate-oblong,; petiole 1--2(--2.5) cm, narrowly winged for 1/5--1/4 its length; abscission zone at middle; tendrils usually present. Inflorescence of 1(or 2) umbels, basally prophyllate; peduncle 1--1.5 cm, proximally articulate; umbels of both sexes densely 20--30-flowered, base slightly thickened. Male flowers: tepals yellowish green, 3--4.5 × ca. 1 mm; stamens 3--4 mm. Female flowers: tepals 1.5--2 × ca. 0.6 mm; staminodes 6. Berries yellowish red to black, globose, 6--7 mm in diam.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-November
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Degraded forest areas
  Distribution: Himalayas, Myanmar and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Valiyaparathode, Punnamala
   
 
   
 
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