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  Heterostemma deccanense
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Heterostemma deccanense (Talb.) Swarup. & Mangaly, J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 101: 255. 1989; Sasidh. & Swarup., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18: 636. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 291. 1996. Oianthus deccanensis Talb., For. Fl. Bombay Sind. 2: 260. 1911.
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  Description: Twining subshrubs, branchlets puberulent. Leaves opposite, to 14 x 12 cm, broadly ovate, acute, base cordate on the main stem, ovate-lanceolate with acute base on branches, puberulent above and glabrous below, subcoriaceous; petiole to 3 cm long. Flowers Calyx lobe ovate, obtuse, 2 mm long. Corolla 8-12 mm long, ovoid-urceolate or tubular, lobes deltoid, pale-pink; corona cupular, scales longer than the gynostegium proper.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-January
  District(s): Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi
   
 
   
 
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