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  Beaumontia jerdoniana
  Citation:  Beaumontia jerdoniana Wight, Ic. tt. 1314 & 1315. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 661. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 772(575). 1923; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 275. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 29.1996; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 516. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Swethapushpi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Nepal Trumpet Flower
  Description: Woody climbers; branchlets pale brownish, terete, 3-10 mm thick, glabrous. Leaves opposite, 12-25 x 3.5-12 cm, narrowly oblong, oblong-elliptic to obovate, obtuse to rounded at base, entire, abruptly caudate at apex (cauda 5-10 mm long), thinly coriaceous, glabrous, dark brown above when dry, paler beneath; lateral nerves 8-14 pairs, faint above, prominent beneath, lax, arcuate; nervules faint above, prominent beneath, scalariform, mostly branched; petioles 1-4 cm long. Inflorescence terminal, few- flowered subumbellate cymes, often once branched towards apex, rusty-pubescent, up to 15 x 15 cm; peduncles 1-4 cm long; bracts foliaceous, up to 15 mm long. Flowers white; pedicels 2.5-3.5 cm long, densely adpressed tawny- pubescent. Calyx lobes 5, foliaceous, almost free, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 10-15 x 4-5 mm, acute, densely tawny pubescent. Corolla campanulate; tube ca 15 mm long, hairy at throat inside, lobes 5, spathulate-obovate, 6-7 x 3-3.5 cm, evanescently puberulous outside, glabrous inside. Stamens 5, inserted on the corolla tube; filaments intertwisted; anthers sagittate, adhering with the stigma. Ovary 1, 2-locular; style filiform, puberulous; stigma oblong-fusiform. Fruits splitting into 2 follicles at full maturity, ca 25 cm long, thick and woody.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Wayanad, Kasaragode, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Chandanathode
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