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  Marsdenia tenacissima
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Marsdenia tenacissima Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 41. 1834. Asclepias tenacissima Roxb., Pl. Corom. 3: 35. t. 240. 1811.
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  Description: Stem and petiole densely hairy. Petiole 5-9 cm long. Leaf-blade 7-18 cm long, 6-16 cm wide, velvety pubescent above, densely tomentose beneath. Cymes hairy. Calyx-lobes about 2 mm long, densely hairy without. Corolla 0.4-0.5 cm in diameter, densely pubescent without; lobes about as long as the tube. Corona-segments truncate, emarginate or shortly bifid. Merocarps 7-17 cm long, up to 6 cm wide, velvety pubescent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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