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  Gymnema indicum
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Gymnema indicum (M.A. Rahman & Wilcock) Karthik. & Moorthy in Karthik. et al., Fl. Pl. India 1: 170. 2009. Bidaria indica Rahman & Wilcock, Blumea 34: 99. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 246. 1998. Gymnema montanum (Roxb.) Hook. f. var. beddomei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 32. 1883; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 289. 1990. Gymnema montanum (Roxb.) Hook. f. var. pubiflora Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 32. 1883.
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  Description: Glabrous twining shrubs. Leaves to 12 x 5 cm, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, base rounded; nerves 4-6 pairs; petiole 12 mm long. Flowers yellow, 5 x 8 mm, in 4 or 5-flowered axillary umbels; peduncle 12 mm long, stout, puberulus; pedicels to 8 mm long; sepals to 4 x 1.9 mm, oblong, obtuse, pubescent; corolla tube 3.5 mm long, lobes 4 x 2.5 mm, obovate, retuse, pubescent outside, yellow; corona corolline, ridges tomentose; gynostegium 6 x 3 mm, cylindrical.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Uppermanalar, Mukkali forests, Silent Valley R. F.
   
 
   
 
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