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  Uvaria hookeri
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Uvaria hookeri King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 4: 28, t. 22. 1893; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 3. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 59. 1989; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 291. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 11. 1998; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 172. 2005.
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  Description: Climbers, all parts, except the inflorescence, glabrous. Leaves alternate, 11-16 x 2.6-5.5 cm, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, almost rounded at base, slightly acuminate at apex, coriaceous, glabrous; petioles ca 5 mm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or leaf-opposed; pedicels 1-1.5 cm long, pubescent. Sepals 3, broadly ovate, connate at base, tuberculate, ca 1 cm across, pubescent. Petals 6(3+3), connate at base, ovate, reflexed at tips, 1-1.5 x ca 0.9 cm, tomentose outside, pubescent inside. Stamens numerous, linear, ca 2.5 mm long; connectives almost flat. Carpels many, linear-oblong, ca 1.5 mm long; styles short, thick; ovules many. Ripe carpels many, ovoid or oblong-ovoid, tapering to apex, 1.7-3 cm long, glabrous; stalks stout, 3.2-4.5 cm long; seeds many, biseriate, shiny reddish brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kottayam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Endemic to South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: South India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Taliparamba, Kalliassey
   
 
   
 
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