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  Heterostemma beddomei
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Heterostemma beddomei (Hook. f.) Swarup. & Mangaly, J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 101:254.1989. Oianthus beddomei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 49. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 847(595). 1923; Henry, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 75:692.1979.
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  Description: Twining undershrubs; branches pubescent. Leaves opposite, up to 12 x 6.5 cm, broadly ovate, acuminate, subcordate, reticulately nerved; petioles pubescent, 2-3 inch. Flowers curious cushion-like, much depressed, in axillary bracteolate cymes. Sepals small, obtuse or acute, lanceolate, acuminate. Corolla discoid, mouth contracted; lobes 5, very short, broad, valvate. Staminal-column arising from the base of the corolla, minute, short, depressed; anthers with short inflexed appendages; pollen-masses very minute, one in each cell, semi-ovate, compressed, inner margin pellucid, sessile, waxy, ascending. Stigma broadly conic, not exceeding the anthers.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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