Overview

Comprehensive Description

Brief

Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Herb
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Distribution

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Global Distribution

Indo-Malesia to Polynesia and China

Indian distribution

State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

"Erect or diffuse herbs with woody root stock. Leaves 1.5-2.2 x 0.4-0.6 cm, narrowly oblong, base acute, apex apiculate; stipules peltate-subsagittate, acuminate. Flowers solitary, axillary. Male flowers minute, subsessile; tepals 5, orbicular; stamens 3; filaments nearly free. Female flowers on long, filiform pedicels; tepals 6, oblong, acute; styles 3, spreading; disc saucer-shaped, wavy. Capsule 3-4 mm across, depressed-globose, verrucose. Seeds minutely tubercled."
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Ecology

Habitat

General Habitat

"Moist and dry deciduous forests and grasslands, also in the plains"
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Uses

Medicinal
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