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13. Telosma Coville in U.S. Dept. Agr. Contrib. Nat. Herb. 9:384. 1905. Bullock in Hutch., Dalziell & Hepper, Fl. W. Trop. Aft. ed. 2.2:97. 1963.


Twining shurb, branches glabrous or pubescent. Leaves ovate-oblong to broadly ovate. Flowers in extra-axillary sessile or shortly pedunculate, many flowered umbelloid cymes. Calyx lobes ovate to lanceolate. Corolla twisted in bud, tubular-campanulate, inflated at the base, villous in the throat. Corona arising from the staminal column not at all adnate to the corolla. Corona lobes with the free part expanded and with a linear appendage arising from the inner face. Pollinia solitary in each locule, erect, waxy. Follicles straight, smooth, tapering to a point.

A genus with c. 10 species, distributed in Old World Tropics; represented in Pakistan by only 1 species.

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