Leptadenia reticulata   (Retz.) Wight & Arn.  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Spermatophyta
Class: Dicotyledonae
Order:Gentianales
Family:Asclepiadaceae

Description
Climbing shrubs with watery sap; stems much-branched, puberulous, woody towards base. Leaves ovate-lanceolate or broadly ovate, thinly adpressed pubescent, acute at apex, rounded at base. Flowers 1-2 mm across, greenish-white, in axillary or terminal, many-flowered umbelliform cymes; corona double; corolline coronas of 5 scales between corolla-lobes; pedicels 1.5-2 cm long; peduncles 0.6-1.5 cm long. Follicles 8-9 cm long, broadly lanceolate, tapering towards beaked apex, thick, more or less woody, smooth;seeds flattened, winged, comose.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Paradeep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Untawale, AG; Dwivedi, SN and Singbal, SYS (1973) Ecology of mangroves in Mandovi & Zuari estuaries & the interconnecting Cumbarjua canal of Goa Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR 2 47-53 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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