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  Pergularia daemia
  Citation:  Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov., Result. Sci. Misc. Stefan. Paoli Somal. Ital. 1: 16. 1916; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 168. 1982; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 291. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 226. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 251. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 197. 1999; Goyder, Kew Bull. 61: 251. 2006; Goyder, Kew Bull. 61: 249. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 533. 2009. Asclepias daemia Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 51. 1775. Daemia extensa (Jacq.) R. Br. in Ait.f., Hort. Kew (ed. 2) 2: 76. 1811; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 20. 1833. Cynanchum extensum Jacq., Misc. 2: 353. 1781. Pergularia extensa (Jacq.) N. E. Br. in Dyer, Fl. Cap. 4: 758. 1908; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 837(588). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Velipparuthi
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  Description: Pubescent twiner. Leaves to 10 x 8 cm, ovate, caudate-acuminate, base deeply cordate; nerves 4-5 pairs; petiole to 6 cm long. Flowers creamy, 1.5 cm across, in branched cymes, peduncles to 12 cm long, pedicels to 2-3 cm long, slender; sepals short, hispid; corolla campanulate, tube villous at mouth, lobes 0.5 x 0.4 cm, ovate, acute, pubescent; outer corona 2 mm high, membranous, shallowly lobed, lobes emarginate, inner corona lobes vermiform, incurved, winged, 8 mm high. Follicle 6 x 1.5 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, covered with hooked glochidiate bristles.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): Thrissur, Idukki, Palakkad, Kollam, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Creamy, White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Alampetty, Kalladuthupurai, Thekkady, Attapady block-Mukkali, Mukkali forests, Walayar, Ariankavu
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