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  Wattakaka volubilis
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Wattakaka volubilis (L. f.) Stapf, Bot. Mag. 148: sub t. 8976. 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 170. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 260. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 233. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 180. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 286. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 248. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 439. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 293. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 300. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 294. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 36. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 199. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 322. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 444. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 537. 2009. Asclepias volubilis L. f., Suppl. Pl. 170. 1781. Marsdenia volubilis (L. f.) Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 2: 166. 1904; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 846(595). 1923. Hoya viridiflora R. Br., Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1: 27. 1811. Dragea volubilis (L. f.) Benth. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 46. 1883.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vattakakkakkoti, Kakkalankodi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sneeze Wort
  Description: Leaves to 10 x 7 cm, ovate, base cordate, apex acuminate, glabrous. Umbels 5-6 cm long, axillary; calyx lobes unequal, 2 mm, lanceolate; corolla rotate, tube 3 mm, lobes 4 x 4 mm, orbicular; corona single, staminal with 2 globular masses above anthers; pollinia erect. Follicles 10 x 3 cm, ribbed, blunt at apex.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-July
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Olikkudy, Anavayee forests, Kodumon, Walakkad, Taliparamba, Kalliassey, on way to Kannoth, Mukkali forests, Walayar, Alleppey town
   
 
   
 
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