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  Strychnos minor
 
  Family: LOGANIACEAE
  Citation:  Strychnos minor Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 15,25,33. 1818; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 261. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 303. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 228. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 297. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 212. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 256. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 324. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 447. 2009. Strychnos colubrina sensu Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 87. 1883,p.p., non L. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukanjiravally
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; bark pale brown; tendrils 2-branched. Leaves simple, opposite, 5.5-14 x 2.8-5.4 cm, ovate or elliptic-ovate, apex acute or acuminate, base obtuse or rounded, coriaceous, 3-ribbed from a little above the base; petiole to 1.2 cm long. Flowers white in cymes up to 3 cm long. Calyx lobes ca 1 mm long. Corolla tube 2 mm long, throat woolly; lobes ovate-acute, as long as the tube. Ovary and style hirsute. Berry woody, 2-2.5 cm across; seeds 1-3, orbicular.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-October
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Umiyar, Kulathupuzha, Pambavalley, Ezhimala, Kodumon, Varkala, Ponmudi, Vandanam, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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