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  Strophanthus wightianus
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Strophanthus wightianus Wall. ex Wight, Ic. t. 1301. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 666. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 817(574). 1923; Daniel & Rajendran, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 13: 33. 1989; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 444. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 431. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kambetti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stem, petioles and peduncles violetish. Leaves 8-10 x 2.5-3 cm, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, acute at apex, attenuate at base; veins 8-12 pairs, lopped to form inter marginal vein. Flowers in terminal branched cymes. Bracts 0.3-0.4 cm long, triangular, acuminate. Peduncles stout. Pedicels 0.5-0.6 cm long. Calyx lobes 5, 0.2-0.25 cm long, acuminate. Corolla brown; tube 0.7-0.8 cm long, widened at throat. Coronal lobes 5, 0.8-1 cm long, linear lanceolate. Stamens 5, included; anthers sagittate. Disc 0. Carpels 2, apocarpous; ovules many; style slender, filiform; stigma conical. Follicles stout, 8-10 cm long, 0.2 cm wide, tapering to tip. Seeds many, ovoid, compressed, 0.6-0.8 cm long, tipped with silky coma.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-January
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: In scrub jungles and sacred groves along the sea coasts
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-700
  Localities: Kollam, Vandanam, Peppara
   
 
   
 
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