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  Cryptolepis grandiflora
 
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  Family: PERIPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Cryptolepis grandiflora Wight, Ic. t. 831. 1844-45 & Illustr. Ind. Bot. 169. t. 155B. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 5. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 826(580). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 194. 1999.
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  Description: Tall glabrous twiners. Leaves to 8 x 3.6 cm, elliptic-oblong, base acute to truncate, apex acute, lateral nerves 8-14 pairs, closely parallel, glabrous or slightly pubescent; petiole to 1 cm. Inflorescence a terminal, 3-5- flowered cymes; peduncle to 4 cm long. Bracts deciduous. Calyx lobes 5, 1-1.5 x c. 0.4 cm, ovate-lanceolate, margin recurved. Corolla purple, c. 4 cm across, funnel-shaped; tube 3-3.5 cm long; lobes 5, broadly obovate, twisted to right in bud. Stamens 5, connivent around stigma. Corona of 5, fleshy scales alternating with corolla lobes. Ovary oblong; style to 4 mm; stigma conic.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Churullipetty
   
 
   
 
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