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  Gymnema montanum
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Gymnema montanum (Roxb.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 31. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 840(590). 1923; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 178. 1988. Asclepias montana Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 45. 1832. Bidaria montana (Roxb.) Rahman & Wilcock, Blumea 34: 99. 1989; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 285. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 247. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 100. 2000. Gymnema tingens (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. var. ovalifolia Wight, Ic. t. 592. 1842.
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  Description: Glabrous twining shrubs; branchlets terete. Leaves simple, opposite, to 16 x 10 cm, of branchlets much smaller, ovate or oblong, acute or acuminate, base truncate or rounded with few small glands; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, reticulations prominent; petiole to 2-3.5 cm long. Peduncles to 0.5 cm long, stout; flowers 5-30 together; pedicels 6-7 mm long; slender, pubescent. Calyx lobes linear-oblong, ciliate, 2 mm long; corolla greenish white, glabrous, tube 3 mm long, globose, lobes 3 x 2 mm, oblong. Corolline corona 5 pairs of densely pubescent ridges. Gynostegium 4 x 2 mm, ridged.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kannur, Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Sholayar, Sabarimala, Campshed area
   
 
   
 
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