Adenia wightiana (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 14: 376 1891. (syn: Modecca wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.; Modecca diversifolia Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Modecca diversifolia Wall. ex G. Don (ambiguous synonym); Modecca wightiana Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Modecca wightiana Wall. ex G. Don (ambiguous synonym));
S-India, Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;
Glabrous vines, tendrils simple, coiled. Leaves to 12 x 10 cm, ovate or deeply 3-5-lobed, terminal lobe 12 x 10 cm, lanceolate, acute, base cordate, membranous, gland at the base of lamina; petiole to 3 cm. Flowers monoecious or polygamo-dioecious, white; calyx tube 3 mm, campanulate, lobes 1 mm; corolla lobes attached to the calyx lobes, 1 mm, oblong; ovary 2 mm, globose, style trifid, stigma papillose, ovules many. Capsule 3 valved, 4 cm across; seeds pitted.
Flowering and fruiting: July-December
Semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forests
India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Identification of unknown plant. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Pl find attached photos of a climber. The leaf shape looks like a spade. The inflorescence borne on the tendrils.
It was observed in Thirumoorthy Hills, Tamilnadu, a dry deciduous forest.
This is Adenia wightiana of Passifloraceae.
Found in Vandalur forest. Chennai.
Adenia wightiana I guess.
Thanks, … Appears close to images at
16022019VNR01 Cucurbitaceae-Climber : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Kindly identify this Cucurbitaceae member
Date/Time- 25.12.2018 & 04.30 PM
Location- Seshachalam Hills, Tirupati & Altitude – 170 m
Plant Habit- Climber
Height/Length- up to 2 m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Lower leaves are much dissected and upper leaves are simple.
Inflorescence Type – Not seen
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Berry type, small, Red when it ripens.
Other Information: Tendrils simple, leaf margin entire
?Trichosanthes? of some kind?
Pl. check comparative images at
I could not find a match as per comparative images at Cucurbitaceae
Leaves in IMG_3055.JPG remind me of Menispermaceae, may be some Cyclea sp. … but I may be wrong.
Thank you for forwarding the photos.
It appears to be a Passifloraceae member. Kindly check for Passiflora sp.
Beautiful images! This is Adenia wightiana of Passifloraceae. leaf is variable, fruiting peduncle is tendrillar
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