Dinetus racemosus (Roxb.) Buch.-Ham. ex Sweet, Brit. Fl. Gard. 2: , pl. 127 1825. (syn: Porana gagnepainiana H. Lév.; Porana racemosa Roxb.; Porana racemosa var. tomentella C.Y. Wu; Porana racemosa var. violacea C.Y. Wu);
din-EE-tus — from the Greek dinetos (whirled round) … Dave’s Botanary
ray-see-MO-sus — having racemes (a type of flower cluster) … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known ascluster-flowered dinetusDraupadi’s hairhorse-tail creepersnow creeper • Marathiभोवरी bhowari • Nepaleseपाप्रे पाप्रे लहरा papre lahara • Tamilதுரோபதைகூந்தல் turopatai-kuntal
Native to: s China, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Indo-China, Indonesia


SK147OCT17-2016:ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (14)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Pashupati Forest Kathmandu Nepal on 16 October 2016 at 4400 ft.

I think this is Porana racemosa

Thank you for the ID.
Dinetus racemosus (Roxb.) Sweet (accepted name)
syn: Porana racemosa Roxb.  


Same location on 26 November 2017 !
Attachments (6)


SK203NOV16-2016:ID : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (11)

Location: Champadevi, Nepal
Altitude:  6000 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016

May be capsules of Porana sp.

Dinetus racemosus (Roxb.) Sweet (accepted name) ??

Porana racemosa Roxb. (synonym)??


Telugu name of Dinetus racemosus : 2 posts by 1 author.

I could not find any entry of Dinetus racemocus (syn. Porana racemosa) among members of Convolvulaceae members in Flora Andhrika November 2016. I assume the plant may not be distributed in the Andhra / Telangana. Please help.

Yes it is not found in A.P or Telangana


Nepali name for Dinetus racemosus : 5 posts by 3 authors.
Any name in Nepali for Dinetus racemosus (syn. Porana racemosa), please help.

This time too no luck.

Thanks very much, …
I found a name called पाप्रे लहरा for Porana racemosa in Nepali online dictionary.


SK201NOV15-2016:ID : 23 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Champadevi, Nepal
Altitude:  6600 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016

These may be capsules of Porana sp possibly racemosa, a climber.

Again ??
Dinetus racemosus (Roxb.) Sweet (accepted name) ??
Porana racemosa Roxb. (synonym)??


I guess it is matching with Dinetus racemosus (Roxb.) Buch.-Ham. ex Sweet !
At Pashupati forest on 26 November 2017 at 4600 ft.

Kydia calycina for initial post of November 16, 2016 on this thread

Sorry, error on my part; Please ignore my post of (Kydia calycina).

Sorry it is not the correct ID. Completely different and elevation not matching.
One is creeper and the other is tree.

Yes …, I agree. That’s why I corrected myself immediately on 26-11-2017 itself.
Good to interact with you again.
Have a nice day.

So it is matching to D. racemosa, is not it ?

Yes, …
Matches with images at Dinetus racemosus


Dinetus racemosus (Roxb.) Sweet : 7 posts by 1 author. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 03 October 2020 
Elevation: 1802 m.
Habit : Wild 



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