A spiny ground creeper

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Sep 22, 2010, 3:07:35 PM9/22/10
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Hi
got this strange looking creeper that grows on the ground....its stem is provided with sharp tough spines...and sometimes they can inflict a severe wound on legs...
 
pic taken in a bamboo glade near Narendrapur. Kolkata.
 
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Shantanu : )
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Pankaj Kumar

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Sep 22, 2010, 4:37:03 PM9/22/10
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Smilax zeylanica !
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tanay bose

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Sep 22, 2010, 7:29:49 PM9/22/10
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Smilax zeylanica
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