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  Sarcostemma brunonianum
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Sarcostemma brunonianum Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 59. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 27. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 838(589). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 198. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 197. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Somalatha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Twining subshrubs, stem succulent, dark green, leafless, sap milky. Umbels lateral, 10-15 flowered, green; calyx lobes 1 mm, ovate; corolla deeply lobed, valvate, 5 x 2.5 mm, oblong, obtuse at apex, fleshy; pollinia pendulous; corona double, outer cupular, 10 lobed, wavy; inner staminal, lobes 5, fleshy; ovaries 1.5 mm, distinct, basally connate. Follicles 2, 13 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alampetty, Palapetty, Keerapady
   
 
   
 
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