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  Tylophora tetrapetala var. tetrapetala
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Tylophora tetrapetala (Dennst.) Suresh in Nicolson et al., An Interpr. Hort. Malab. 64. 1988, var. tetrapetala; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 294. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 197. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 453. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 444. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 537. 2009. Asclepias tetrapetala Dennst., Schuss. Hort. Malab. 14, 18, 35. 1818. Tylophora tenuis Blume, Bijdr. 1062. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 42. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 843(592). 1923; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 286. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 293. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 300. 1994. Tylophora carnosa Wall. ex Wight, Contrib. 49. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nanjaippan, Parparam
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  Description: Twiners. Leaves 4-6 x 1.5 cm, linear-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, apex acute, apiculate, base acute or rounded; petiole ca. 5 mm long. Cymes umbellate, lax, dichasially branched; calyx lobes ovate-acute, 5 mm long; corolla 4 mm across, purplish-brown; corona of 5 fleshy scales, adnate to the base of the staminal column; anthers with membranous appendage; carpels free.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles and bushes, and mangrove forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, Purple, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 200-800
  Localities: Peechi, Padippara, Kanthaloor forests, Neymakkadu, Ponmudi, Kuruva Island, Charpa, Manantody, Dhoni R. F., Veli, Thrikkunnapuzha, Cherthala, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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