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  Cynanchum tunicatum
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Cynanchum tunicatum (Retz.) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6 (Suppl.): 194. 1931; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 288. 1990. Periploca tunicata Retz., Obs. Bot. 2: 15. 1781. Cynanchum pauciflorum R. Br., Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1: 45. 1811; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 23. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 836(587). 1923.
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  Description: Twiner; branchlets glabrous. Leaves decussate, narrowly cordiform, to 7 x 3.5 cm, chartaceous, hirsute on nerves below, base hastate, sinus broad, apex acuminate; petiole to 4 cm; stipules cordiform, 1 cm wide. Cymes umbel-like, solitary at nodes; peduncle 1.5 cm; pedicel 0.8 cm; bracts lanceolate, 3 mm. Calyx dark purple; lobes 5, lanceolate, 2.5 mm, ciliate, acute, reflexed. Corolla white, rotate, 7 mm wide; lobes 5, oblong, 5 mm, overlapping to right, reflexed. Corona in 1 series, plicate in 5 + 5 lobes, connate below, cup-shaped, distally lobed, arising from corolla base, free from staminal column. Anthers with the connective apically produced; pollen masses solitary per cell, pendulous. Follicles fusiform, 7 x 1.2 cm, apically beaked; seeds oblong, 7 x 4 mm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Pathenthode, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy
   
 
   
 
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