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  Ventilago gamblei
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Ventilago gamblei Susseng. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. (ed.2) 20d:152. 1953; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 100. 1988; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 219. 2000; P.V. Sreekumar & A.N. Henry in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 730. 2005. Ventilago lanceolata Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 134. 1916 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 218(157). 1918, non Merr. 1915.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; branches dark grey or brownish. Leaves alternate, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, obtuse at base, crenate at margin, acuminate or mucronate at apex, 4-8 x 2-4 cm; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs; petioles 4-8 mm long, puberulous. Panicles axillary, very rarely terminal; bracts caducous; bracteoles linear. Flowers 4-5 mm long. Calyx lobes 3-angled, keeled at apex, 2-2.5 mm long. Petals spatulate, 1-1.5 mm long. Stamens 1-1.5 mm long; connectives apiculate, recurved. Ovary glabrous. Samaras mucronate at apex of wings, to 5 x 1.5 cm; seeds subglobose, 3-4 x 2-2.5 mm, black or brownish black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-February
  District(s): Kannur
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Chembukkavu
   
 
   
 
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