Hoya parasitica   Wall. ex Traill  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Spermatophyta
Class: Dicotyledonae
Order:Gentianales
Family:Asclepiadaceae

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Description
Large epiphytic climbers; stems terete, warty, lenticellate, swollen at nodes with tufts of adventitious roots. Leaves variables, lanceolate, elliptic-oblong or ovate-elliptic, fleshy, coriaceous, yellowish-green, acute at apex, obtuse or rounded at base; petioles fleshy, 5-12mm long. Flowers 4-6 mm across, purple, fragrant in axillary umbelliform racemes; pedicels upto 2cm long, slender; peduncles 5-7 cm long, stout, crowded with flower-scars; corolla segments fleshy, ovate-acute, inserted on the staminal tube; pollen mass 1mm long, oblong, sessile. Follicles not observed.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarban Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, False Point INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Veenakumari, K and Prashanth, M (2009) A note on the entomofauna of mangrove associates in the Andaman Islands (Indian Ocean: India) Journal of Natural History Taylor and Francis Ltd 43 807-823 Available at - http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinterface~content=a909513066~fulltext=713240930~frm=content
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • raorakpar Available at - http://www.raorakpar.org/
  • Mandal, RN and Naskar, KR (2008) Diversity and classification of Indian mangroves: a review Tropical Ecology International Society for Tropical Ecology 49(2) 131-146 Available at - http://www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_49_2/05%20Mandal.pdf
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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