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  Oxystelma esculentum
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Oxystelma esculentum (L. f.) R.Br. ex Schultes in L., Syst. Veg. 6: 89, 1820; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 17. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 2: 833 (586). 1923. Periploca esculenta L. f., Suppl. Pl. 168. 1781. Asclepias rosea Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 40. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kulappala
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  Description: Twinging subshrubs. Leaves simple,opposite, 4-8 x 0.5-2 cm, oblong to linear, subcoriaceous, base truncate, apex mucronate; petiole ca. 1 cm. Flower(s) usually paired, axillary, solitary or in lax racemes; peduncle 6-15 cm; bracts deciduous; pedicel ca. 1 cm. Calyx cupular; lobes equal, ovate, imbricate, 4 mm, chartaceous, glabrous, acute. Corolla white or pink with dark pink stripes within, 2.5 cm across, rotate to angulate; lobes triangular, united at the mid half, valvate, 2 cm, shortly overlapping to right in bud, chartaceous, ciliate, acute, recurved. Pollinia pendulous; pollinial bags oblong, 1.3 mm; caudicle 0.2 mm. Corona double; outer corolline, annular, pubescent at the base of corolla within; inner staminal, basally inflated, 5 mm; staminal column 7 mm. Ovaries globose, 3 mm; placenta bifurcate; style 4 mm. Follicle 5 x 2 cm, inflated, mucronate; seeds ovate, 2.5 x 2 mm, base rounded, apex pointed; coma silky, dull white.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles
  Distribution: West Asia to Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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