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  Zanthoxylum tetraspermum
 
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Zanthoxylum tetraspermum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 148. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 494. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 150(107). 1915; K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 389. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 70. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 56. 1998. Fagara tetrasperma (Wight & Arn.) Engl. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3: 118. 1897.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kokkimullu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Scandent woody climbers, prickles short, recurved. Leaves 5-9-foliolate; leaflets 10 x 5 cm, ovate, acuminate, rounded at base, crenate; nerves to 24 pairs, subparallel, reticulate at margin; petiole prickly. Panicle 5-8 x 3 cm, axillary, hirtus. Flowers 5 mm across, 4-merous; sepals 1 mm long, ovate, acute; petals 3 x 2 mm, ovate, obtuse; stamens 4, anthers cleft at base, with a sessile gland at apex; pistillodes 4, free with subulate tips; style 4, free, recurved. Capsule 8 mm across, 4-lobed.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2000
  Localities: Eravangalar, Kottamala
   
 
   
 
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