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  Hoya wightii
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Hoya wightii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 459. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 849(597). 1923; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 285. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 179. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 299. 1994; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 66. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 251. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 452. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 533. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ellodiyan, Yellodiyan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stout pendulous epiphytes, stem terete, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, to 7 x 4 cm, elliptic, acuminate, base acute, thick and coriaceous; nerves 6-8 pairs, horizontal; petiole to 2 cm long. Flowers yellowish white, 1.5 cm across, in lateral pedunculate umbels; peduncles to 1 cm long, stout; pedicels 2.5 cm long. Calyx deeply lobed to the base, lobes 2.5 mm long, ovate, ciliolate. Corolla ca. 2 cm across, lobes ovate, margins revolute. Corona of 5 fleshy lobes, deep purple, 6 x 6 mm, lobes 3 mm high, subglobose, stellately radiating from the column. Follicles 6-9 x 0.6 cm, slender, oblong, slightly tapering towards the ends; seeds 4 mm long, coma to 5 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1600
  Localities: Vellimala, Uppermanalar, Chandanathode, Tirunalli, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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