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  Strychnos vanprukii
 
  Family: LOGANIACEAE
  Citation:  Strychnos vanprukii Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1911: 421. 1911; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 228. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 256. 1998. Strychnos aenea Hill, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1917: 138. 1917; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 867(610). 1923; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 295. 1990.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mothirakanjiram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large climbers; tendrils 6-12 cm long, bifid. Leaves 10-15 x 5-7 cm, elliptic, acute at both ends, reddish when dry; nerves prominent, nervules subparallel; petiole 5 mm long. Cymes 2 x 3 cm, peduncled, axillary. Flowers many; calyx lobes 2 x 1 mm, ovate, acute, glabrous; corolla bright yellow, 7 mm long, tube short, lobes 5-6 x 1.5 mm, oblong, acute, hairy inside; filaments 4 mm long, anthers hardly wider than filaments; ovary conical, continued into the style, together 5 mm long, stigma 2-toothed.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  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
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Arjunankotta, Munnaimail, Orange Fam area-Kaikatty, Karappa, Thenmalai, Kulathupuzha
   
 
   
 
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