The rediscovery of Brachystelma volubile (Apocynaceae – Asclepiadoideae)

Rajakullayiswamy K., Sandhyarani S., Karuppusamy S. & T. Pullaiah

Published on : 31-Dec-2012



Brachystelma volubile Hook.f. (Apocynaceae – Asclepiadoideae) has been rediscovered from near the type locality in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, after a lapse of about 130 years. A detailed description with illustrations is provided. Its current threat status has also been assessed according to the IUCN guide lines.