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  Ventilago denticulata
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Ventilago denticulata Willd., Neue Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 3: 417. 1801; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 217. 2000; P.V. Sreekumar & A.N. Henry in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 730. 2005. Ventilago calyculata Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. IV, 8: 124. 1857; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 631. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 218(157). 1918.
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  Description: Lianas; stem 10-25 cm across; branches pubescent; bark fissured, grey or dark brown, usually red in fissures. Leaves alternate, 3-15 x 2-6 cm, ovate-lanceolate, oblique at base, crenate-serrate at margin, obtuse or subacute at apex, subcoriaceous, pubescent; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs; petioles 3-10 mm long, furrowed, pubescent. Flowers greenish-yellow; pedicels 1-4 mm long. Calyx lobes deltoid, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy. Petals spathulate, emarginate at apex, 1-1.5 mm long. Stamens 1-1.5 mm long; connectives prolonged. Disc 5- lobbed. Ovary villous, 2-loculed; stigmas 2, divergent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-June
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Native of tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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