Cynanchum tunicatum (Retz.) Alston

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cynanchum tunicatum (Retz.) Alston
  • Common name : White Milk Vine
  • Vernacular name : Vellaippaal kodi, Aattumoolakodi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 800m in open deciduous forests.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Cynanchum tunicatum. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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