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  Toxocarpus palghatensis
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Toxocarpus palghatensis Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1922: 119. 1922 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 830(583). 1923; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 179. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 292. 1990.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs; stem pubescent. Leaves simple, opposite, to 8 x 5 cm, smooth, elliptic-obovate, nearly glabrous, abruptly acuminate; main nerves 6-7 pairs. Flowers pale yellow, in axillary, villous racemose cymes. Calyx very small, 5-lobed. Corolla 1 cm long, white, 5-lobed. Corona scales shorter than the stamens, acute. Stamens inserted at the base of the corolla; filaments connate; anthers small, minutely fimbriate at tip. Ovary of 2 carpels. Follicles 2, divaricate; seeds oblong, flattened, tipped with a silky coma.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Damsite
   
 
   
 
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