Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R.Br. var. pubescens (Wight & Arn.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 5 1883.;
Twiners, pubescent. Leaves opposite, rarely ternate, to 9 x 2.5 cm oblong-elliptic, apex acute, tip apiculate, sub coriaceous, pubescent ; petiole 0.5 cm, pubescent. Flowers in axillary subsessile fascicles, bracts 1 mm, lanceolate; calyx lobes 2 mm, ovate, margins ciliate; corolla rotate, deeply lobed, lobes 4 x 2 mm, ovate, acute, rugose within; pollinia granular; corona single, corolline; ovaries 2 mm, style 1 mm.
Flowering and fruiting: February-
Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
Peninsular India (endemic)
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R.Br. var. pubescens (Wight & Arn.) Hook.f.)
Heterostemma Sp.?? : Attachments (3). 8 posts by 6 authors.
Came across this Climber at “Gorewada, Nagpur” (31-08-2009). Looks like Heterostemma Sp.
Please help me in Identification..
Seems to be Hemidesumus
Really not Hemidesmus.
I too think its Hemidesmus
it is Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens.
I agree with …, the description matches well with Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens.
three varietes of Hemidesmus : 2 correct images. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Thanks a lot, …, How come The Plant List states as below ?:
Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 88: 565 2001. (Syn: Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens Hook.f.; Hemidesmus pubescens Wight & Arn.; Hemidesmus wallichii Wight);
Is it correct ?
F- Finlaysonia; H-Hemidesmus
In 2001, Venter made a new combination in the name of Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter by including Hemidesmus wallichii [not H. indicus] Wight as basionym and Atherolepis wallichii (Wight) Hook.f. and Atherandra wallichii (Wight) Benth. as synonyms. He never included H. pubescens or H. indicus var. pubescens as synonym to F. wallichii. The same treatment is followed by Tropicos. F. wallichii (= H. wallichii) is “restricted to Myanmar” and does not occur in India.
The Plant List quotes Tropicos (record 2603979) as the source reference for the inclusion of H. pubescens as synonym under F. wallichii. But, the particular record of Tropicos only says that Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens (Wight & Arn.) Hook. f. is a synonym of Hemidesmus pubescens Wight & Arn. Finlaysonia wallichii is not in the picture here.
Therefore, the listing of Hemidesmus pubescens Wight & Arn. as a synonym of Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter in The Plant List page is probably due to an (yet another) erroneous linking of records.
Venter’s key to genera can be found in this BHL page. Here is the Tropicos page for F. wallichii.
ANNOV18 Please identify this Apocyaceae twiner : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
May be Hemidesmus indicus
Agree with …
Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens.
Accepted name according to The Plant List- Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter
Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens is not a syn. of Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter.
Pl. see Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens
See nomenclature (v1.1) at theplantlist.org here
Fwd: Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. ex Schult. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Appears to be matching with images of Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens
Yes it correct
PLant for ID 01082012CS1: Can you please ID the creeper growing wild. Possibly Asclepediaceae
Probably its Hemidesmus indicus …common name Annantmul
I did think so too but the leaves seemed to be too rounded. Hence I am having a doubt and wanted to confirm from the experts
Affirmative. Please check my photographs of this at this link
From fruits it appears that it may not be a asclepiadaceae member
Yes, it is Hemidesmus indicus.
I agree, yes it is Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescence
Accepted name is Finlaysonia wallichii,
Please identify this : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Got these photo from gautala sanctury Kannad Dist Aurangabad. Please identify it
Hemidesmus indicus local name Anantmul
You’re right …, but now accepted name is Finlysonia wallichii.
ID requested (DSC3326): Picture taken in Durgapur (W.B.)
… guessing: some species of Hemidesmus ?
According to IBP it looks like Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. !
Thanks, … It is Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens as per images and details herein.
Finlaysonia wallichii does not have distribution in the areas as per POWO and CoL.
It is Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens as per images and details herein.
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Description & Keys- Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens & Hemidesmus indicus var. indicus)
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Description & Keys- Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens & Hemidesmus indicus var. indicus)