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  Tylophora rotundifolia
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora rotundifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Wight, Contrib. 50. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 43. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 843(593). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 254. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 536. 2009.
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  Description: Trailing herbs; stems covered with curved hairs. Leaves to 5-7 x 4-7 cm, broadly ovate or orbicular, cordate at base, obtuse at apex; nerves 4-6 pairs, irregular; petiole 3-5 mm long. Umbels erect, axillary, 3 cm long, peduncled. Flowers creamy, 7 mm across, many together; sepals 2 x 0.2 mm, linear, hirsute; corolla lobes 3 x 2 mm, ovate, obtuse; gynostegium 1.1 x 1 mm, corona process globose. Follicle 4 x 1.5 cm, ellipsoid, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Thannikkudy
   
 
   
 
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