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  Gymnema khandalense
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Gymnema khandalense Sant., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1948: 486. 1949 & Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 16: 52. 1967; Sasidh. & Swarup., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18: 633. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 289. 1996. Bidaria khandalensis (Sant.) Jagtap & Singh, Biovigyanam 16: 62. 1990.
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  Description: Large climbing shrubs, mature stem corky, branchlets subterete. Leaves opposite, to 11 x 7.5 cm, broadly elliptic, acute or acuminate, base truncate, subcoriaceous, densely tomentose below and sparsely above; lateral nerves 5 or 6 pairs; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Flowers small, in axillary umbellate cymes; peduncle to 1 cm long. Calyx lobes oblong, acute, 1 mm long, corolla campanulate, yellow, 3 mm long, lobes triangular, ciliolate along the margins; corona of fleshy process adnate to the tube. Anthers erect with short membranous appendages, pollen masses erect, attached to the horny pollen carriers by short caudicles. Styles free near the top, apex conical or clavate, exserted above the anthers.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): Thrissur, Palakkad, Idukki
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: 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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 500-600
  Localities: Vazhachal
   
 
   
 
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