Toxocarpus kleinii Wight & Arn., Contr. Bot. India 61 1834. ;

by Dinesh Valke (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Common name: Klein’s Bowfruit Vine

Twiner; branchlets puberulous. Leaves decussate, elliptic to obovate, to 8 x 4 cm, subcoriaceous, puberulous below, base obtuse, apex short-acuminate; petiole to 1.5 cm. Cymes dichasial, lax; peduncle to 3 cm, puberulous; bracts lanceolate, 3 mm; pedicel 0.5 cm. Calyx-lobes 5, ovate, 4 mm, rusty puberulous without. Corolla broad-campanulate, cream, 1 cm wide; lobes 5, oblong, 1 cm, recurved, overlapping to left in bud. Corona 1, of 5 erect, dorsally flattened segments attached to staminal column. Stamens 5; connective produced above; pollen masses 2 per cell, ascending. Style apex elongate, longer than staminal column. Follicles paired, elongate, fusiform, 15 x 1 cm; seeds oblong, 1.5 x 0.6 cm; coma silky.

Flowering and fruiting: July
Moist deciduous forests and sacred groves
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

Anshi Ghat :: Toxocarpus kleinii :: DVFEB24/57 : 1 post by 1 author. 3 images.
Anshi Ghat Karnataka
Date: 25 MAY 2013 … Altitude: 340 – 380 m asl
Toxocarpus kleinii Wight & Arn.  (family: Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae) 


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