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Wattakaka volubilis (L.f) Stapf.

Asclepiadaceae.
Local Name:
Bri Kandish.
Synonym:
Dregea volubilis (L.f.) Benth. ex Hook. f.
Habit and Habitat:
A perennial climber up to 15 m tall, found in sub-tropical zone.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves simple, ovate-chordate, hairy. Inflorescence many flowered, pendent. Flowers green or yellowish green, fragrant. Calyx divide into bracts. Sepals ovate-oblong, pubescent, ciliate. Corolla glabrous. cup-shaped. Lobes broadly ovate, ciliate. Corona yellowish green. Fruit a follicle tapering towards tip. Seed ovate, flattened.
Flowering and Fruiting:
April-December.
Harvesting Time:
September-December.
Medicinal Value:
Locally root and leaf extract is used in asthma and for inducing vomiting. It can be used in comma also.
Part Used:
Leaf and Root.
Occurrence:
Uncommon.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Chemical Analysis, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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