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  Tylophora dalzellii
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora dalzellii Hook. f, Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 43. 1883; Ramach., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5: 135. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 286. 1988; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 535. 2009.
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  Description: Twining slender perennial climbers; stem terete, branched, pubescent when young. Leaves opposite, 5-10 x 2.5-6.5 cm, ovate-oblong, acute or shortly acuminate at apex, often mucronate, rounded at base, sparsely pubescent on upper side, at length glabrate, ciliolate on margins; petioles 0.5-2 cm long, grooved, pubescent. Flowers small, reddish-brown, in lateral, many- flowered, branched, sessile or pedunculate, hispid, umbellate cymes; pedicels filiform, glabrous. Calyx hispid, almost divded to the base, lobes 1.5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, acute. Corolla 3 mm long, lobes elliptic-oblong, obtuse; corona process dark coloured, rounded at base and slightly tapering towards the apex of the staminal column. Follicles 7-10 cm long, linear-lanceolate, finely striate, glabrous; seeds 8 mm long, ovate-oblong, coma 2 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Red, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Tirunalli
   
 
   
 
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