Wattakaka volubilis (L.f.) Stapf

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Wattakaka volubilis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Wattakaka volubilis (L. f.) Stapf
  • Common name : Green Milk-Weed Climber
  • Vernacular name : Murva (San.); Hegala balli, Pettajanka (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : Stevens 514, CJS 13021, CJS 13908; NI 1394
  • Collector(s) Name : N.A.Irani
  • Key identification features : A often gregarious woody climber. Leaves are broadly ovate or sub-orbicular, acuminate with rounded or cordate base. Flowers are numerous (1-1.5 cm.), yellowish-green in colour with lateral drooping umbellate cymes. Fruits are 7.5-8 cm long, slightly tapering to a blunt point. Seeds are with long dull-white soft hairs.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Native : Indomalayan region
  • Comments : Latex yellow and sticky.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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