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  Marsdenia tirunelvelica
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Marsdenia tirunelvelica Henry & Subram., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 73: 186. ff. 1-5. 1976; Sasidh. & Swarup., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18: 636. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 210. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 251. 1998.
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  Description: Glabrous twiners. Leaves to 8 x 5 cm, elliptic, acuminate, round to subcordate at base, glaucous beneath; nerves 5-8 pairs, subprominent, nervules reticulate; petiole 1-1.5 cm long. Flowers creamy, 5 x 5 mm, in short peduncled umbels; peduncles 5 mm long, stout; pedicels shorter than peduncle; sepals 2.5 x 2 mm, orbicular, obtuse, ciliate along margins; corolla tube urceolate, 4 mm long, pubescent within, lobes 2 x 1 mm, ovate, obtuse, margins ciliolate; gynostegium 3 x 2 mm; corona 1-seriate, ovate, membranous, acute, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1200-1500
  Localities: Pandimotta, Vellimala, Pongumala
   
 
   
 
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