Heterostemma alatum Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Heterostemma alatum Wight & Arn.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Key identification features : Twining shrub; stems terete, slightly swollen at nodes, branches slender, puberulous. Latex milky-white. Leaves ciliate along margins, sparingly appressedly hairy above, glabrous beneath. Flowers in lateral, umbellate cymes; peduncles and pedicels are pubescent.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-February
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.364-365. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • 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=Heterostemma alatum. Downloaded on 25 June 2019.

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