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  Gymnema hirsutum
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Gymnema hirsutum Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 44. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 29. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 839(590). 1923; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 247. 1989; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 450. 2002.
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  Description: Large woody twining shrubs, yellowish-brown pubescent. Leaves opposite, 4-7 x 3-4.5 cm, ovate to ovate lanceolate, acute to slightly acuminate at apex, round to slightly cordate at base; lateral nerves 3-4 pairs. Flowers in axillary and lateral umbellate cymes; peduncle 0.5-0.8 cm long; pedicels slender, 0.2-0.4 cm long. Calyx 1 mm long; lobes 5, ovate, pubescent without. Corolla yellow,2-2.5 mm across; lobes 5. Corona 1 m long; lobes thick. Anthers 5, erect. Carpels 2, apocarpous; ovules many; styles free; stigma united, capitate. Follicles oblong-lanceolate, 5-7 cm long, 0.7 cm wide at base, tip pointed; seeds ovate, 0.2 cm long with silky coma at apex.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-750
  Localities: Peppara, Attayar, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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