Brachystelma vartakii Kambale & S.R.Yadav

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Lateritic plateau
  • Comments / notes : Floral buds are globose in this species. The staminal and interstaminal corona lobes secrete nectar at tips
  • Key identification features : 1 – 7-flowered inflorescence, erect flowers, spreading corolla lobes, interstaminal corona much taller than gynostegium.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-August
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Data Deficient
  • Literature : Sharad S. Kambale, Siddharthan Surveswaran & Shrirang R. Yadav (2014). Two new species of Brachystelma Sims (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) from the Western Ghats of India. KEW BULLETIN (2014) 69: 9493
  • 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=Brachystelma vartakii. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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