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  Tylophora cordifolia
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora cordifolia Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 196. 1860; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 44. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 844(593). 1923.
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  Description: Slender twiners; stems always long, nearly glabrous. Leaves opposite, small, ovate-cordate, apiculate. Flowers small, solitary, on capillary peduncles. Calyx 5-partite, glandular within; lobes ovate or lanceolate. Corolla dark purple, deeply 5-lobed, the lobes slightly overlapping to the right; corona-processes compressed, curved to an acuminate point. Anthers very small with an inflexed tip; pollen masses one in each cell, minute, globose or ovoid, waxy, erect or ascending rarely transverse or pendulous from the ascending pedicel. Ovary of 2 carpels. Follicles usually solitary, 2 inch long, slender, glabrous; seeds flattened, ovoid, margined, ending in a silky coma.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-August
  District(s): Kollam
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  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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