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  Hoya retusa
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Hoya retusa Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew. Gard. Misc. 4: 294. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 56. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 849(597). 1923; Subram., Indian For. 96: 528. 1970; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 222. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 251. 1998.
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  Description: Epiphyte with slender terete stem, glabrous. Leaves usually clustered at short branch tips, to 8 x 0.4 cm, linear-spathulate, retuse at apex, subsessile. Flowers creamy, to 1 cm across, axillary, solitary; pedicels to 1 cm long, slender, filiform; sepals 1 mm long, oblong, obtuse, hispid outside; corolla 10 mm across, creamy white, lobes triangular; corona deep purple, 5 mm across, lobes obovoid, radiating.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Koruthode, Kulathupuzha, Kulathupuzha
   
 
   
 
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