Brachystelma nallamalayana K.Prasad & B.R.P.Rao

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Species occurs in grasses on open hill slopes of dry deciduous forests at an altitude between 550–600 m. Currently is known only from type locality in an area about 10 m² and represented by about 60 individuals
  • Key identification features : Longer stems, peduncled cymes, basally united calyx lobes and biseriate corona
  • Flower, Fruit : July-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Eastern Ghats (Andhra Pradesh)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Prasad, K & Rao, B.R.P 2013. Brachystelma nallamalayana sp. Nov. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadaceae: Ceropegiae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(14): 4904-4906.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Brachystelma nallamalayana. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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