Tylophora tenuissima (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Tylophora tetrapetala var. tenuissima (Roxb. ex Willd.) Swarup.; Tylophora tetrapetala (Dennst.) Suresh; Tylophora tenuis Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tylophora flexuosa R.Br.
  • Vernacular name : Puzhukolli (Malayalam); Nanjaippan, Parparam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Tidal forests
  • Comments / notes : Moist deciduous forests and scrub jungles, also mangrove forests
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesis
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Sankar,R.V., R. Kottaimuthu & K. Ravikumar (2009). Additions to the flora of Sirumalai Hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7): 379-381; 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=Tylophora tenuissima. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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