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  Strophanthus gratus
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Strophanthus gratus (Wall. & Hook.) Baill., Hist. Pl. 10: 171. 1888. Roupellia grata Wall. & Hook., Bot. Mag. 75: t. 4466. 1849.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Climbing Oleander, Rose Allamanda
  Description: Scandent woody shrubs, latex milky; branches dark or purplish brown, densely lenticellate, branchlets glabrous. Leaves opposite, 5-18 2-9 cm, ovate, elliptic, or obovate, leathery, glabrous; lateral veins 5-11 pairs; petiole 0.5-3.2 mm. Cymes glabrous. Flowers fragrant. Sepals obovate or broadly so, 0.7-1.8 cm. Corolla pinkish-white, turning yellow at base, reddish or purple above, throat reddish; tube 2.5-4.5 cm, inflated in distal half; lobes orbicular or nearly so, 1.5-3.5 X 1.5-3.2 cm, apex rounded; corona lobes pink, awl-shaped, 0.5-1.5 cm, exserted. Filaments pubescent adaxially, connective glabrous, extending into a tail 6-12 mm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Malappuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of West and West Central Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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