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14. Tylophora R. Br. in Mem. Wern. Soc. 1:28. 1810. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:30.1883; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3.343. 1956; Duthie, Fl. Upp. Gang. Pl. reprinted. 2:60.1973; Huber in Abeyw., Fl. Ceylon 1 (1):41.1973.


Herbs or subshrubs, twining, prostrate or rarely erect. Leaves opposite, ovate, oblong or ovate-lanceolate. Flowers in sessile or pedunculate, umbelloid or lax dichasial cyme. Calyx 5-partite, lobes triangular, ovate or lanceolate, acute. Corolla rotate, deeply 5-lobed, lobes ovate, slightly overlapping to the right. Corona single, of 5 erect, fleshy, triangular segments, adnate to the short staminal-column. Anthers small, with membranous appendages. Pollinium solitary in each loculus, ascending or caudicle ascending and pollinium pendulous without a pellucid margin. Stigma disciform, 5-angled. Follicles fusiform, acuminate, smooth. Seeds comose.

A genus with c. 50 species, distributed in paleotropical regions; represented in Pakistan by 2 species.

1 Corona wholly adnate to the staminal column and without free points. Leaf ovate or ovate lanceolate   1 Tylophora hirsuta
+ Tips of corona scale free. Leaf linear lanceolate   2 Tylophora tenerrima

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