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  Thottea ponmudiana
 
  Family: ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
  Citation:  Thottea ponmudiana Sivar., Pl. Syst Evol. 105: 201. 1985; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 548. 2002.
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  Description: Shrubs, branches flexuous with swollen nodes. Leaves alternate, to 17 x 6 cm, elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acuminate at tip, entire, slightly chartaceous, shining green, grannulate and sparcely hairy on the upper surface, densely grannulate, puberulous and prominently reticulate on the lower, 3-neved from base, the lateral pair arising 2-3 mm above the base and extending to above the middle of the lamina; shortly petioled. Flowers in axillary, nodding, cymes, peduncle 1-1.2 cm long; bracts ovate or elliptic, the upper smaller. Flowers yellow with dark purple eyes, regular, 8-10 mm across. Perianth lobed to the base, lobes 3, broadly orbicular, rounded or obtuse at apex, broader than long, 7 x 10 mm, margins strongly reflexed. Gynostemium 5 mm across, minutely puberulous. Stamens 9, uniseriate, triadelphous, anthers linear, extrorse. Ovary inferior, linear, pubescent; stigmatic lobes 9, simple. Capsules 7-9 cm long, green, glabrescent and sharply 4-angled; seeds many, trigonous, rugose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-1000
  Localities: Ponmudi, Karamanayar region, Attayar, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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