Swallow-Root is an endemic and endangered plant of Andhra Pradesh. It grows in between the rocks and places where there is thick. Twining shrubs; branchlets jointed. Leaves to 6 x cm, obovate-elliptic or orbicular, apex obtuse, base cuneate, membranous; petiole to cm. Cymes. Decalepis hamiltonii Wight. & Arn. (Family —Asclepiadaceae) is an endemic and endangered plant of. Andhra Pradesh. A herbal health drink from its roots is.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, benefits to ecosystems not decqlepis to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Leaves to 6 x 4. An appetizer, cures stomach problems in children. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

Checklists specific search options Observed during. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Central vein of the leaf red.

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The popularity of Decalepis in the international market has recently made its price soar and sends worrying signals about it getting being endangered due to over-exploitation. The roots were also subjected to supercritical carbon-dioxide based extraction at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India. The flowers are characterized by necta Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public.


Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Dry Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Fruit A follicle, cylindrical oblong, in pairs, woody when dry. Endemic to Peninsular India. Send a request for permission.

Remember me Forgot password? The English name of swallowroot is sometimes used for hamilttonii plant and studies have shown that it has insecticidal activity and a potential use in control of stored grain pests.

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Related observations Show all. Describes biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons.

The plant is often confused with Hemidesmus indicusIndian sarsaparilla [3] The root contains antioxidants and extraction methods for it have been patented.

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Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. May also be referred to include anatomy. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. The active ingredient in the root was synthesized and encapsulated with beta-cyclodextrins. Common in dry hill tracts of Eastern and Western Ghats. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Twining shrubs; branchlets jointed. Retrieved 30 September If the taxon is in the ecological state of being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation or other defined zone, or habitat type, and found only there; decalepiis that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to hhamiltonii if they are also found elsewhere.


In any event, decalwpis source must be explicitly quoted. Flower In trichotomous cymes, yellow. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Endmic to Central Peninsular India.

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Leaf fall in summer. Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e.

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Decalepis hamiltonii is a species of plant in the family Apocynaceae. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D.

Idukki, Palakkad Tamil Nadu: This Apocynaceae article is a stub. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. In open rocky slopes and rocky crevices of dry to moist deciduous forests. Root vegetables Apocynaceae stubs Vegetable stubs. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is decakepis necessarily structured.