Tylophora iphisia Decne.

    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tylophora iphisia Decne.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Reported by Bhaskar and Kushalappa from Muchirnahalli (Tumkur District). Originally reported from the Nilgiris.
  • Key identification features : Slender erect herb, tip appearing climbing, leaves 3-5 nerved from base with lower leaves much broader and obtuse, while the upper ones small and narrow, often apiculate. Stem pubescent while other parts glabrous, inflorescence axilarry, panicle raceme, flowers small.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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 iphisia. Downloaded on 22 January 2022.

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