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  Tetrastigma sulcatum
 
  Family: VITACEAE
  Citation:  Tetrastigma sulcatum (Lawson) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 229(164). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 121. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 106. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 34. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 113. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 72. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 74. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 73. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 46. 2000; Shetty & P. Singh in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 319. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 71. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 136. 2005; B.V. Shetty & P. Singh in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 762. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 236. 2009. Vitis sulcatum Lawson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 661. 1875.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chithirakodi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small climbers or creepers; stem thick, tuberculate. Leaves 3-5-foliolate; leaflets ovate-elliptic, acuminate, crenate-serrate, nerves 13-15 pairs; rachis 4 cm long. Peduncle 1-2 cm long, dichotomous, glabrous. Flowers 5 mm across; sepals ovate, acute; petals 3 mm long, oblong, obtuse. Berry 2-2.5 cm across, white, glabrous; seeds 4, 10 x 5 mm, brownish.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forestsforests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Karimutty, Vallakkadavu, Kottayali, Angamoozhy, Pathenthode, Tolpetty, Vattapara-Siruvani forests, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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