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  Tylophora belostemma
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora belostemma Benth. in Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2: 771. 1876.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs, to 4 m, long, hirsute throughout. Leaves opposite, 2.5- 5 x 1.2-3 cm, ovate-oblong, membranous, base shallowly cordate, apex acuminate; lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs; petiole 1-2 cm long. Inflorescence shorter than leaves, with 1 or 2, many- flowered, umbel-like cymules; peduncle 0.5-1.5 cm, rachis when present much shorter; bracts linear, to 2 mm long; pedicel capillary, 1-2 cm long. Sepals broadly lanceolate ca. 0.8 mm long. Corolla purple, rotate, glabrous except for lobes; tube ca 0.7 mm radius; lobes oblong, ca 2 x 1 mm, apex rounded, sparsely pilose towards margin. Corona dark purple except for conspicuous pale margin of anther appendages; pollinia suberect. Ovaries glabrous. Stigma head flattened. Follicles solitary, apparently slender fusiform
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Nepal
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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