Cynanchum intermedium (Decne.) comb. ined. (syn: Sarcostemma intermedium Decne.; Sarcostemma viminale Wight & Arn.);

Leafless stragglers; branches succulent, terete, jointed; latex milky. Umbels terminal, 5 – 15 flowered; flowers creamy; pedicels 0.7-1.2 cm, creamy, puberulous. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes ovate-lanceolate, ca 2 mm. Corolla 1.4-1.8 cm across, 5-lobed; lobes ca 6 x 3 mm, oblong, obtusely acute at apex. Outer corona 10-lobed, wavy, ca 2 mm; inner ca 2 mm. Pollinia 5. Stigma acuminate at apex. Fruit smooth 7-10 cm long; seeds oblong, ca 5 x 2 mm, winged; coma silky.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Deciduous forests
Peninsular India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

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Sarcostemma intermedium (Asclepiadaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Place – Gadak, Karnataka, 2017 May
Sarcostemma intermedium DC. in DC., Prodr. 8:538. 1844; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:27. 1885; Talbot, Forest Fl. Pres. Bombay & Sind 2:248. 1911; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 2:223. 1958 (Repr.); Sharma et al., Fl. Karnataka Anal. 168. 1984; Jagtap & Singh, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 24:48. 1999. (Plate: VIII,5) 
Twining shrubs; leaves scale like or absent. Flowers in sessile, umbels, terminal and lateral; sepals 0.2cm, ovate-oblong, acute; petals 0.6cm, oblong, obtuse; outer corona with 10 obtuse lobes on margin, inner corona oblong, subacute; pollen masses waxy; style apex oblong-fusiform, exserted beyond the anthers


 

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