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1. Periploca calophylla (Wight) Falc. in Proc. Linn. Soc. 1:115. 1841. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:12. 1883; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3.339. 1956; Duthie, Fl. Upp. Gang. Pl. reprint ed. 46. 1973.


  • Streptocaulon calophyllum Wight

    Twining shrub, branches green when young, older purplish, juice milky. Leaves 5-12.5 x 0.5-1.8 cm, linear, lanceolate, acuminate, cuspidate, glossy above, paler beneath, margin undulate. Petiole usually 2.5 mm long. Flowers in small c. 13 cm long axillary cymes. Bract caducous. Calyx 5-partite, lobes 3.54 mm, ovate, blunt, hairy within. Corona of 5 filiform, hairy processes. Filaments glabrous, anthers hairy at the back. Follicles 12.5-20.0 cm x 3.54.0 mm, straight or slightly curved. Seed 13 cm long, coma 2.5-3.8 cm long.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich, ex Herb. Wight (K, E).

    Distribution: Kashmir, India (N. Punjab, Kumaon), Nepal, Sikkim, extending to China.


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