Raphistemma pulchellum (Roxb.) Wall.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Basionym : Asclepias pulchella Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Raphistemma pulchellum (Roxb.) Wall.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Key identification features : Twining shrub. Stems glabrous. Leaves broadly ovate, cordate at base, apiculate at apex, glabrous above, pubescent beneath. Follicle single,turgid with curved beak. Seed many, white comose.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Kalrayan Hills, Shevaroy Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Dharmapuri Hills, Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Raphistemma pulchellum. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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