Pentatropis nivalis (J.F.Gmel.) D.V.Field & J.R.I.Wood

    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Basionym : Asclepias nivalis J.F.Gmel.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pentatropis nivalis (J.F.Gmel.) D.V.Field & J.R.I.Wood
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : On hedges of cultivated fields
  • Key identification features : Stems slender, terete, slightly swollen at nodes. Flowers in lateral umbellate cymes.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Aurangabad district, Beed district, Jalna district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Thane district
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. nivalis. Downloaded on 3 July 2022.


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