Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R.Br. var. pubescens (Wight & Arn.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 5 1883.;

 

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

 

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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.)
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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.



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three varietes of Hemidesmus : 2 correct images. 2 posts by 2 authors.

I wish to share the 3 varieties of Hemedsmus indicus-yellow flowered;
Hemidesmus pubescens 2 varieties at E.ghats.

the yellow centered variety- leaves and flower are smaller than complete maroon variety.


Thanks a lot, …,

How come The Plant List states as below ?:
Is it correct ?

F- Finlaysonia; H-Hemidesmus
The plant list gave Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens and H.pubescens as synonyms; but in my observation, there are some differences with Finlaysonia
The F=1 bark with prominent longitudinal ridges-glabrous
2. hairsH. dirty white to copper colored-hairs white,
3. floral buds –corolla lobes overlapping anticlock-wisein H. it is valvate
4. flower bowl shaped-no, H. star shaped.
5. Leaves petiolate; petiole (3–)5–10 x 3–4 mm,-H. less tha 3mm;
6. blade oblong-lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 96–125(–154) x 12–15(–25) mm, herbaceous, sparsely scabridH. elliptic, coriaceous to scabrid; 46×2-3.5cm;
7. apices acute to attenuate, base rounded, rarely cuneate, margin revolute and wavy, venation brochidodromous, 15–22 secondary veins on either side of main vein,- H. base cordate; margin entire, apex emarginated with a mucro; secondary veins 6-8;
8. Corona lobes rod-shapedH. not rod shaped;
9. Corolla margin membranous;- H. margin as thick as innerpart.
Hence we need not completely honour the plant list. it needs some revision. I consider it as another variety of Hemidesmus only; which I wish to publish.
Ref: http://etd.uovs.ac.za/ETD-db//theses/available/etd-07182013-103724/unrestricted/SidneyNC.pdf
A TAXONOMIC REVISION OF FINLAYSONIA and STREPTOCAULON (PERIPLOCOIDEAE; APOCYNACEAE)
by NWIGWE CHIMDI SIDNEY  guided by DR. A.M. VENTER;
Finlaysonia wallichii (Wight) Venter in Venter & R.L. Verh., Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88: 565 (2001). Basionym: Hemidesmus wallichii Wight, Contributions to the Botany of India: 63 (1834)


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.


 

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ANNOV18 Please identify this Apocyaceae twiner : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Bangalore outskirts
November 15th 2014


May be Hemidesmus indicus


Agree with …


Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens.

Good pictures!


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
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Hemidesmus+indicus
Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens is synonym of Hemidesmus indicus.



 

 

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Fwd: Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. ex Schult. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Photographed today (26.11.15), a rural roadside wild slender twiner.


Appears to be matching with images of Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens


Yes it correct


 


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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 think you meant flower-buds…it is more clear in the 2nd picture.


I think more closer to images at Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens as per keys at Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India


I agree, yes it is Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescence


Accepted name is Finlaysonia wallichii,


No, it is not. Pl. see discussions at three varietes of Hemidesmus


 


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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.


No, it is not. Pl. see discussions at three varietes of Hemidesmus

 


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ID requested (DSC3326): Picture taken in Durgapur (W.B.)

Date: 07/10/12

On physically touching the flower it felt a bit rubbery & hard than the normal flower. No smell. It’s a vine.


… 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.


 

 


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References:

efi thread  India Biodiversity Portal (Hemidesmus indicus var. pubescens)

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)

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