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  Toxocarpus beddomei
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Toxocarpus beddomei Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1922: 119. 1922; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 830(583). 1923.
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  Description: Slender climbers. Leaves opposite, up to 10 x 4cm, ovate, lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate at base, glabrous, smooth and pale when dry; main nerves 7 pairs. Calyx very small, 5-lobed, with or without minute scales at the base within; corolla-tube short, .8 cm long, villous within; corona scales longer than the stamens, obtuse. Stamens inserted at the base of the corolla; filaments connate; anthers small, minutely fimbriate at tip. Fruit of 2 divaricate follicular mericarps; seeds oblong, flattened, tipped with a silky coma.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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