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  Thunbergia tomentosa
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Thunbergia tomentosa Wall. ex Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 78. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 392. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1008(708). 1924; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 34. 1998.
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  Description: Slender twiner; branchlets 4-angular, pilose. Leaves sagittate, to 7 x 3.5 cm, 3-nerved from base, tomentose, base truncate with a tooth on either side, margin distantly serrate, apex acute; petiole to 3 cm. Flower solitary, axillary; bract 2.5 x 1.3 cm; pedicel 5 cm. Calyx-teeth c. 15, filiform. Corolla white, 5 cm wide; tube 3.5 cm. Stamens 4. Style 2.5 cm. Capsule depressed-globose, 1.2 cm wide; beak 2 cm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Degraded forest areas in high ranges
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Aruvikad
   
 
   
 
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