Cynanchum corymbosum Wight

    (Dogbane Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cynanchum corymbosum Wight
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : This species has so far been reported only from the northeastern states of India and Nicobar Islands. Ravikumar & Balachandran reported from Visakhapatnam as new report to southern India
  • Key identification features : Climber. Stems slender, terete, pubescent, latex milky. Leaves ovate-cordate, acuminate at apex, cordate at base; stipules foliaceous, reniform. Flowers axillary corymbose cymes, white. Follicles elliptic-lanceolate, clothed with long dense fleshy spines. Seeds many, ovate, white comose apex.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Sanjivini Vanam (Vishakapatnam district)
  • World Distribution : India incl. Andaman and Nocobar Islands
  • Literature : Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8): 6108–6121
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. corymbosum. Downloaded on 30 November 2021.


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