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  Tylophora tetrapetala var. tenuissima
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora tetrapetala (Dennst.) Suresh var. tenuissima (Roxb. ex Willd.) Swarup., Blumea 38: 234. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 254. 1998. Asclepias tenuissima Roxb. ex Willd. in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 6: 86. 1820. Tylophora tenuissima (Roxb. ex Willd.) Wight & Arn. in Wight, Contrib. 49. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s): Puzhukolli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Glabrous twiners. Leaves to 5 x 1.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, apiculate, rounded at base, nerves 4 pairs, very slender; petiole 0.5 cm long. Umbels in branched racemes, up to 4 cm long; peduncle 1.5 cm long, slender. Flowers brownish, 3 mm across, 3-7 together, in lateral umbellate cluster; pedicels to 8 mm long; sepals subulate, glabrous; corolla yellowish brown, lobes 4, ovate, acute; gynostegium 0.6 x 1 mm; corona process globose. Follicle 4 cm long, ovoid, glabrous, narrowed into a short beak.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Kannur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forest and scrub jungles
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2500
  Localities: Thekkady, Thunakkadavu, Ezhimala, Umaiyamalai near Devicolam, Dhoni R. F., Kaikatty, Mukkali forests, Ponmudi, Sultan Bathery, Muthukurussi
   
 
   
 
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