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  Toxocarpus kleinii
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Toxocarpus kleinii Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 61.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:14.1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 830(584). 1923; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 233. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 292. 1990; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 442. 2009.
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  Description: Twiner; branchlets puberulous. Leaves decussate, elliptic to obovate, to 8 x 4 cm, subcoriaceous, puberulous below, base obtuse, apex short-acuminate; petiole to 1.5 cm. Cymes dichasial, lax; peduncle to 3 cm, puberulous; bracts lanceolate, 3 mm; pedicel 0.5 cm. Calyx-lobes 5, ovate, 4 mm, rusty puberulous without. Corolla broad-campanulate, cream, 1 cm wide; lobes 5, oblong, 1 cm, recurved, overlapping to left in bud. Corona 1, of 5 erect, dorsally flattened segments attached to staminal column. Stamens 5; connective produced above; pollen masses 2 per cell, ascending. Style apex elongate, longer than staminal column. Follicles paired, elongate, fusiform, 15 x 1 cm; seeds oblong, 1.5 x 0.6 cm; coma silky.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Palakkad, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Mukkola, Karimbam, Dhoni R. F., Vallikkunnam
   
 
   
 
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