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  Tylophora capparidifolia
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora capparidifolia Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 51.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:41.1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 843(592). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 253. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 199. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 535. 2009.
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  Description: Glabrous twiners; stem twining to the right, slender. Leaves simple, opposite, 6 x 2 cm, elliptic or oblanceolate to obovate, apiculate, round to subcordate at base, coriaceous, with 4-6 pairs of prominent nerve, coarsely reticulate beneath; petiole to 1 cm long. Raceme axillary, solitary, umbellate, congested, to 4 cm long. Flowers few; pedicels 8-12 mm long, slender. Sepals 1.5 mm long, lanceolate. Corolla 4 mm across, lobes obovate, revolute above, glabrous. Corona brown, 1 mm across, lobes 5, uneven. Follicle 3-4 cm long, 8-10 mm thick, ovoid, narrowed at apex into a beak.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Olikkudy, Vanchikulam, Kottamala
   
 
   
 
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