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  Tylophora pauciflora
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora pauciflora Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 49. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 41. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 843(592). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 169. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 260. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 248. 1989; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 322. 2005.
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  Description: Slender twiners; stem long-twining, glabrous. Leaves opposite, 3.5-7 x 2-4 cm, ovate, truncate or very shallowly cordate at the base, acute and apiculate at the apex, very thin, glabrous on both sides; petiole 1-2.5 cm long. Cymes laxly and dichasially branched, rather few-flowered, glabrous, shorter to longer than the leaves, with a peduncle usually exceeding the petioles. Calyx-lobes 1.5-2 mm long, broadly ovate, glabrous. Corolla greenish white with the centre dark purplish-brown; 0.6-0.7 cm in diameter, the lobes longer than the radius of the united portion. Corona lobes globose, cuspidate at apex. Follicle cylindric, c. 5 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-August
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikkode, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Kalleli
   
 
   
 
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