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  Telosma pallida
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Telosma pallida (Roxb.) Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1911: 418. 1911; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 844(594). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 168. 1982. Asclepias pallida Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 48. 1832. Pergularia pallida (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 42. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 38. 1883.
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  Description: Twining sub shrubs; stem slender, densely pubescent. Leaves opposite, 7- 16 x 40-7 cm, ovate-oblong, apex shortly acuminate, base cordate, pubescent, densely on nerves; petiole 1-2,5 cm long, pubescent. Flowers lateral, many, in umbellate cymes, peduncle from between the petioles, 5-12 mm long; pedicels 1cm long, pubescent; bracts 2-6 x 1-1.5 mm, linear or linear-lanceolate, caducous. Calyx divided to the base; lobes ca. 7 x 3 mm, oblong, tip obtuse, densely pubescent without, glandular within. Corolla 1. 5 cm long, salver-shaped, pale cream-coloured; tube 1.5 mm long; lobes oblong, obtuse. Corona of 5, erect lobes arising from base of staminal column, free above, with subulate processes on inner face, exceeding the length of stylar apex; pollinia oblong; caudicle short. Carpels free, globular; stylar apex pentangular. Follicles 6-10 cm long, lanceolate, glabrous; seeds 7 mm long, ovate, falttened, strongly margined, glabrous, coma 2.5 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Scrub jungles
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  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
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