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  Aeschynanthus perrottetii
  Citation:  Aeschynanthus perrottetii A.DC. in DC., Prodr. 9: 261. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 339. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 985(692). 1924; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 199. 1988; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 292. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 325. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 332. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 337. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 67. 1998; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 329. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 228. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 53. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 482. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 287. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 226. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 108. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 221. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 369. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 595. 2009. Aeschynanthus perrottetii A. DC. var. planiculmis Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 340. 1884, 'platyculmis'; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 494. 2002. Aeschynanthus planiculmis (Clarke) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 985(692). 1924.
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  Description: Epiphytic scandent subshrubs; stem glabrous. Leaves opposite, 6-8 x 1.2-1.5 cm, elliptic, succulent, acute, rounded or acute at base. pale below; petiole ca 5 mm long; lateral nerves obscure. Flowers axillary, solitary or paired; pedicels 1-1.3 cm long. Sepals, 4-5 mm long, linear-lanceolate. Corolla scarlet, lobes streaked with white, 3.5-5 cm long, tubular, curved, widening above, oblique at mouth, lobes 5, subequal, ovate, obtuse, glandular-ciliate. Stamens 4, all perfect; filaments 2-2.5 cm long, free, inserted at the middle of the corolla tube; upper stamens with smaller anthers, confluent in pairs. Ovary long-stipitate; linear, 1-celled, ovules many; style slender, stigma terminal. Capsule to 15-20 cm long, linear; seeds linear, many.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-1500
  Localities: Sholayar, Ponmudi, Alvarakurichi, Umiyar, Rockwood, Olikkudy, Mangaladevi, Pooppara, Devicolam, Silent Valley R. F., Mannavan shola, Campshed area, Moozhiar, Chandanathode, Old Devicolam, Palgapandi estate, Ponmudi, Boneccord, Nadugani ghats, Vellarimala
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