Deccan Marsdenia
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Deccan Marsdenia
P Native Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Deccan Marsdenia
Botanical name: Marsdenia raziana    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)

Deccan Marsdenia is a climbing hairless shrub, with stem striped, latex watery. Flowers are brownish-pink, 1 x 1.2 cm, in 10-15 flowered umbellate racemes. Flowers are urn-shaped with reflexed petals. Sepal-cup ovate, pointed, fringed with hairs along the margins. Leaves are opposite, 10-19 x 7-10 cm, oblong, tapering, base rounded or pointed, membranous, hairless and glossy; lateral nerves 7-9 pairs, reticulations prominent beneath; leaf-stalk 1-3 cm long. Deccan Marsdenia is found in Peninsular India.

Identification credit: Jaydip D Gadhiya Photographed at Agumbe, Karnataka.

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