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  Stephania wightii
 
  Family: MENISPERMACEAE
  Citation:  Stephania wightii (Arn.) Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 74(21). 1915; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 7. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 44. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 62. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 51. 1990; Gangop. in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 338. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 52. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 37. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 24. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 49. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 13. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 18. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 68. 2002; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 190. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 107. 2009. Cyclea wightii Arn. in Wight, Illustr. 1: 22. 1840. Stephania rotundus sensu Hook. f. & Thoms. Fl. Ind. 197. 1855 & in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 103. 1872,p. p. non Lour., 1790.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mahalikizhangu, Malathangi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Creeping herbs. Leaves 8 cm across, orbicular, glaucous, margins wavy or coarsely dentate; petiole 8 cm long, slender. Peduncle to 2 cm long, erect; pedicel 3 mm long; male flowers densely packed in heads,; female flowers 3 mm across, in pedunculate cymes; sepals 5, ovate acute glabrous; petals ovate, greenish yellow. Drupe 8 x 5 mm, oblique, stalked, with 4 rows of tubercles along the margins.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, especially in rock crevices
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Kallar, Chokkampetti, Damsite, Chandanathode, Pallivasal, Mundurapalai river side, Karappa, Kaikatty, Karuvarakundu, Olichuchattam, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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