Cryptolepis buchananii Roemer & Schultes

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Cryptolepis buchananii
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. & Schult.
  • Common name : Wax-leaved Climber
  • Vernacular name : Kare balli, Halu balli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 9506, CJS 13503, CJS 14521, NI 15, NI 111
  • Key identification features : A perennial twiner with latex and shiny, simple, opposite leaves. Flowers on branched inflorescence and 1.5 cm. across. Corolla shortly tubular and greenish-yellow, lobes oblong-lanceolate Fruit is a pair of follicles. Seeds many and coma silky-white.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Native : China, Indian subcontinent
  • Comments : Common twiner on hedges and small trees. Milky sap useful in skin diseases.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bidar, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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