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Pakistan | Family List | Asclepiadaceae | Tylophora

1. Tylophora hirsuta (Wall.) Wight, Contrib. Bot. Ind. 49. 1834. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:43. 1883; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3.343. 1956; Duthie, Fl. Upp. Gang. Plain, reprint. ed. 2:61. 1973.


  • Gymnema hisutum Wall.
  • Tylophora jacquemontii Decne.

    Twining shrub, provided with dense spreading hairs. Leaves 5-10 cm long, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, base rounded to sub-cordate, tip acute to acuminate, hairy. Flowers in umbelloid clusters at the angles of the zig-zag peduncle. Peduncle solitary at nodes, variable in length, villous. Pedicel upto 1.3 cm, filiform, glabrous. Bracts c. 2.5 mm long, linear. Calyx lobes c. 1.5-2 mm long, lanceolate, hirsute. Corolla c. 3.5-4.0 mm long, lobes ovate ± more than half the length of corolla, puberulous. Coronal processes subglobose, adnate to the staminal-column and not exceeding it. Pollen masses horizontal and minute. Follicle 5-6.3 cm x 5-7.5 mm, solitary or 2, divaricate, tapering to one end, smooth. Seed c. 6.5 mm long, dark brown, compressed, truncate, coma c. 2.5 cm long.

    Fl. Per.: May to August.

    Type: ‘Apud Chandagery et Sanko, Wallich. (E).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N. Punjab, Azad Kashmir); India (N.Punjab, Kumaon, Assam).


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