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  Secamone emetica
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Secamone emetica (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult. in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 6: 124. 1820; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 13. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 829(583). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 198. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 197. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 453. 2002. Periploca emetica Retz., Obs. Bot. 2: 14. 1781.
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  Description: Scandent subshrubs. Leaves 4-5.5 x 1.5 cm, linear-elliptic, apex acute, base decurrent, margins recurved, pubescent beneath, lateral nerves indistinct, subsessile. Cymes axillary, trichotomously branched; peduncles 0.5 cm; calyx lobes 0.5 mm, ovate, ciliate; corolla lobes twisted either to the left or right, 2 x 1 mm, oblong, ovate or acute at apex; corona staminal, of 5 scales; ovary 0.7 mm. Follicles paired, 7.5 x 0.8 cm, blunt at base and tapering at apex.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 400-1500
  Localities: Alampetty, Churullipetty, Chinnar, Keerapady, Kompa
   
 
   
 
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