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Ancistrocladus attenuatus Dyer in Fl. Brit. India 1: 300. 1874.


Climbers; stems dark coloured; with strong woody hooks. Leaves alternate, sessile, 30 - 45 x 4 - 5 cm, oblanceolate, cuneate-linear, gradually acuminate at apex, midrib prominent, lateral nerves inconspicuous. Panicles terminal, repeatedly dichotomous with divaricate stout divisions, ultimately recurved; bracts solitary, deltoid, acute. Flowers small. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes unequal, 4 - 9 x 2 - 3 mm, accrescent in fruits. Petals 5, white, 5 - 9 x 3 - 5 mm, obovate-oblong. Stamens 10; filaments 4 - 6 mm long, dilated at base; anthers basifixed. Ovary adnate to calyx, unilocular with a basal ovule; styles 3, stigmatiferous at the tips. Fruit a nut.

Fl. Jan. - March; Fr. March - May.

Distrib. India: In mixed evergreen forests up to 150 m. Andaman & Nicobar Islands(Andaman Islands); rare.

Myanmar.




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