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  Gymnema elegans
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Gymnema elegans Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 46.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:32.1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 839(590). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 196. 1999.
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  Description: Slender twiners. Leaves to 7 x 3.5 cm, ovate, lanceolate, apex acuminate, base shallowly cordate, membranous, lowest two pairs of nerves starting from base; petiole 1.5 cm. Umbels axillary, about 10-15 flowered; calyx lobes 3 x 1mm, linear, oblong, glandular inside; corolla campanulate, tube 3 mm, lobes overlapping, elliptic; corona corolline, of 10 fleshy process, 1 mm long, brown; pollinia erect, staminal column 2 mm, filaments dilated.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Chinnar
   
 
   
 
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