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  Asclepias curassavica
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Asclepias curassavica L., Sp. Pl. 215. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 18. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 833(585). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 170. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 256. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 282. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 245. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 428. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 293. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 296. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 284. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 422. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 246. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 190. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 192. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 322. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 437. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 527. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chemullichedi, Kammalchedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Blood flower, Bastard ipecac, Curassavian swallow-wort, Silkweed
  Description: Herbs, stem terete, glaucous. Leaves simple, opposite, 7-10 x 3-4 cm, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, glabrous; nerves 8-13 pairs, narrow; petiole 1 cm long. Flowers in axillary peduncled cyme; peduncle to 5 cm long, solitary, erect, dichotomous; pedicels 6-15 together, 1.5-2 cm long, slender. Sepals 2.5 mm long, ovate. Corolla ca. 1.2 cm across, orange-red, tube short, lobes oblong, deflexed. Coronal lobes yellow, 7 mm long. Follicle to 7 x 1.5 cm, terete or fusiform; seeds many.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-November
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded forests and wastelands in moist localities
  Distribution: Originally from Tropical America; now naturalised throughout the tropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Yellow
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Churullipetty, Koruthode, Thunakkadavu, Mananthavady, Tolpetty, Mundurapalai river side, Venmony, Nellikuth
   
 
   
 
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