|Scientific Name||Cardiospermum halicacabum|
Flowering class: Dicot
Climbing or trailing herbs. Leaves alternate, bi-ternate; leaflets 2-4 x 1-2.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, deeply dentate or lobed, apex acute to acuminate, membranous; petiole to 3 cm long. Flowers white, polygamous in 3-7-flowered axillary tendril-bearing peduncles; peduncle up to 5 cm long. Sepals 4, in 2-pairs, outer pair smaller. Petals 4, white, unequal, with basal scales. Stamens 8; filaments unequal, pilose. Ovary 3-locular; ovule 1-per locule; stigma 3-fid. Capsule papery, inflated, 3-lobed, winged. Seeds one in each chamber, black with a white eye.
Habit: Climber herb
Flowering and fruiting: July-February
Notes: Moist deciduous forests, also in scrub jungles
Moist deciduous forests, also in scrub jungles
Karnataka: Belgaum, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Hassan, Mysore, Shimoga
Kerala: All districts
State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts
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