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Devendra Bhardwaj

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May 23, 2010, 11:50:48 AM5/23/10
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Date/Time-  29.4.2010/9.00AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  400msl,Jamwa Ramgarh,Jaipur
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-  Wild
Plant Habit- Climber
Height/Length-  Up to 5 metre
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-  Leaf simple
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-  pink

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Balkar Arya

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May 23, 2010, 11:58:43 AM5/23/10
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I think Oxystelma esculentum


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tanay bose

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May 23, 2010, 1:48:00 PM5/23/10
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I am quite sure this plant is
Oxystelma esculentum (Linn. f.) R. Brown in Mem
Synonym:
Peripoloca esculenta Linn.f.
Sarcostemma esculentum (Linn. f.) Holm in Ann
 
Perennial twining herb, with milky juice, stem much branched slender, glabrous. Leaves deciduous, 3.8-8.8 cm x 3-9 mm linear or linear lanceolate, acute, pale green, glabrous, petiole 0.5-1.3 cm long. Flowers in pendunculate lateral subumbellate or recemoid 2-4 flowered cymes. Peduncle up to 5 cm long. Pedicels 1.2-2.0 cm long. Calyx lobes 2-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla 1.8-2.5 cm wide, pale rose coloured or almost white, lobes densely pubescent. Follicles 3.8-7 cm long, glabrous. Seeds c. 3.5 mm long, broadly ovate, coma c. 1.8 cm long.
 
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