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  Thottea duchartrei
 
  Family: ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
  Citation:  Thottea duchartrei Sivar., Babu & Indu, Indian J. For. 8: 265. 1985; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 415. 2005. Thottea idukkiana Pandura. & V.J. Nair, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17: 465. 1993.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kodassari
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Herbs or undershrubs, branches flexuous, minutely pubescent on the younger parts, nodes swollen. Leaves alternate, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, entire, shining green above, greyish pubescent or rufous below, 3-nerved from base, laterals exceeding the middle of the lamina; petiole 5-8 mm long. Flowers in 1-2 flowered axillary cymes; peduncles short, bracteate; buds 8 mm across, depressed globose or button like, softly pubescent all over, yellowish or purple tinted. Perianth 3-lobed, lobes as long as the tube, orbicular-acute, broader than long, 5 x 8 mm. Gynostemium 4-5 mm across, minutely glandular hairy. Stamens 9, united in 3 bundles in a ring around the stylar column, anthers extrorse, connective slightly produced. Ovary glabrescent, stylar lobes 8-10, linear. Capsules 6-10 cm long, green, glabrescent; seeds ellipsoid, trigonous, rugose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Malappuram, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Idukki, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Yellow, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kottakkal
   
 
   
 
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