Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Asclepiadaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Caralluma attenuata Wight

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Habit : An erect succulent herb.

Habitat and Distribution : Occasional. Plains and lower slopes 900m. Peninsular India, Sri Lanka.

Field Tips : Watery latex present. Leaves along the angles, minute often spine like, caducous, leaving scars.

 

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Names:



Tamil : Kallimulaiyaam


Flower:

In terminal racemes, brown to dark purple. Flowering with a peak during July-September.

Fruit :

A follicle, oblong to linear, apically beaked. Seeds oblong to obovoid, dull white or brownish. Fruiting from September onwards.

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Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)