Climbing Kaamla
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Climbing Kaamla
ative Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Climbing Kaamla
Botanical name: Mallotus beddomei    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)

Climbing Kaamla is a climbing shrub, closely related to the Kaamla Tree. Leaves are up to 25 x 9 cm, elliptic to inverted-lanceshaped, long-tapering at tip, base pointed, toothed along the margins, hairless; nerves 5 or 6 pairs, nervules parallel, prominent; leaf-stalks unequal, 0.5-3 cm long. Male flowers are borne in racemes 5-10 cm long, shortly woolly. Flowers are many, clustered. Sepals are 3 x 2 mm, ovate, hairless, stamens many. Capsule is covered with long soft spines. Climbing Kaamla is found in Western Ghats.

Identification credit: Tapas Chakrabarty Photographed in Kodachadri, Karnataka.

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