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  Parsonsia inodora
 
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  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Parsonsia inodora (Lour.) M. R. & S. M. Almeida, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 90: 428. 1993; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 281. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 189. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 522. 2009. Cynanchum inodorum Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 166. 1790. Parsonsia alboflavescens (Dennst.) Mabb., Taxon 26: 532. 1977; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 163. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 254. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 228. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 175. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 279. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 241. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 419. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 282. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 292. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 215. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 204. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 416. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 244. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 440. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 426. 2009. Periploca alboflavescens Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 23, 35. 1818. Parsonsia spiralis Wall. ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 80. 1837-1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 650. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 814(572). 1923. Heligme rheedei Wight, Ic. t. 1303. 1848.
  Malayalam Name(s): Penalivalli, Peenarivalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Twining shrubs, young shoots glabrous. Leaves 9-13 x 4-6 cm, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base rounded or subcordate, glabrous, subcoriaceous, lateral nerves 6-8 pairs; petiole to 2 cm long. Flowers in axillary corymbose cymes; calyx 5-partite, glandular within; corolla greenish-yellow, tube 5mm long, campanulate, mouth with a ring of hairs, lobes 6 mm long; stamens attached near the base of corolla tube, filaments twisted, anthers sagitate, connivent around and adnate to stigma; ovary 2-celled, stigma columnar; disc triangular. Follicles maturity, separate on maturity.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen, evergreen and mangrove forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and South China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Vavalala, Sabarimala, Kariamchola, Walakkad, Valiyaparathode, Chandanathode, Manantody, Nileswar, Mukkali forests, Kunthipuzha dam site area, Kottur R.F., Thrikkunnapuzha, Nadugani ghats, Ampumala, Teppakulam, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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