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  Stictocardia tiliifolia
 
  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Stictocardia tiliifolia (Desr.) Hall.f. in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 159. 1894, "tiliaefolia"; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 904(635). 1923; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 307. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 210. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 566. 2009. Convolvulus tiliaefolius Desr. in Lam., Encycl. 3: 544. 1792. Argyreia tiliaefolia (Desr.) Wight, Ic. t. 1358. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 184. 1883.
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  Description: Twining subshrubs. Leaves 5-9 x 6-9 cm, broadly ovate to cordiform, apex acute, base cordate, chartaceous, margin entire, glabrous above and hairy along nerves below; petiole to 8 cm. Flower axillary, solitary; bracts cauducous; corolla pink, 7 cm across, funnel-form; stamens 5, unequal, to 3.5 cm; ovary conical, 1.5 mm, 4-locular, each 1-ovuled, style 3.5 cm, stigma biglobose. Capsule indehiscent; accrescent calyx enlarged and fleshy.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Along sea coasts and scrub jungles, also grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Circumtropical; cultivated widely and introduced in the New World
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peruvaripallam, Cannanore, Begur
   
 
   
 
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