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Porana paniculata Roxb., Pl. Corom. 3:31. 1819. Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9:436.1845, Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:222.1883, Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:227.1905, Bamber, Pl. Punj. 611.1916, Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 362.1918, van Ooststroom in van Steenis, Fl. Males. ser., 1,4:404. 1953, R.R. Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 577.1972. (Fig. 8, B-C).

Vern .: ‘Safed Bel’ , ‘Bridal Wreath’ .


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Porana paniculata

Credit: S. Hameed

Climbers, the stems herbaceous at the tips, woody at the base, grayish pubescent. Leaves ovate, 4-9 cm long, cordate basally, obtuse, acute, acuminate or cuspidate apically, pubescent on both surfaces. Flowers lateral or terminal, paniculate or racemose or thyrsiform cl usters. Sepals linear, 1-1.5 mm long, densely tomentellous. Corolla white, funnel-shaped, 5-6 mm long. Fruits indehiscent, ovoid-globose, 5-6 mm long, the outer 3 sepals enlarged and wing-l ike. Seeds ovoid, brown.

Fl. Per.: October to March.

Type: Java, Kleinhof (not found).

C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Karote, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 7227 (RAW), Nurpur, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 79 (RAW), Saidpur, R.R. Stewart 14731, 7599 (RAW), Tret, S.M.A. Kazmi 883 (RAW), Margalla range, Daman-i-Koh, 18.10.1978. Y. Nasir & M. Qaiser s.n. (RAW).

Distribution: Native to Northern India, Pakistan and Upper Burma, cultivated in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Africa and the New World tropics.

It is fairly common in the foot-hill zone, The stems are used for weaving baskets.


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