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  Strychnos lenticellata
 
  Family: LOGANIACEAE
  Citation:  Strychnos lenticellata Hill, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1917: 159. 1917; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 868(610). 1923; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 295. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 229. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 297. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 255. 1998.
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  Description: Large climbing shrubs; tendrils 7 cm long, forked, lobes curved. Leaves to 9 x 4 cm, acute at base and apex, reddish brown when dry, 3-ribbed with a narrow sub-marginal rib; nervules raised; petiole 7 mm long, glabrous. Cymes short, axillary, 2 cm across. Flowers 5-6 together; pedicels 5-6 mm long, slender; calyx 1.5 mm long, lobes ovate, acute, glabrous; corolla 6 mm across, tube equal to the lobes; ovary glabrous, style 6 mm long. Berry 2 cm across, globose, seeds 1 or 2, flat, compressed.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-July
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Sholayar, Aladi, Mandhampatti-Mukkali, Kulathupuzha
   
 
   
 
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