Indian Subcontinent as per WCSP;
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
pen-tuh-TROH-pis — Greek: penta (five); tropis (ship’s keel) … Dave’s Botanary
ka-PEN-sis — of or from the cape … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: five-keeled Cape swallowwort, stinking swallowwortAssamese: কাউৰীঠুতীয়া লতা kauri thutia lataBengali: পঞ্চবৃতি লতা panchabrti lataGujarati: કૌવાડોડી kauvadodi, શીંગ્રોટી shingroti, સુડીયાવેલ sudiyavel, સુરજવેલ surajvelHindi: अम्बरवेल ambarvelKachchhi: ધોધવલ dhodhval, ધોધીઆલ dhodhialKannada: ಉಪ್ಪಿಲಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ uppili balliMalayalam: പർപ്പരം parpparamMarathi: परपरम parparam, शींग्रोटा shingrotaSanskrit: काकनासा kakanasa, काकतुण्डफला kakatundaphala, सुनासिका sunasika, सूर्यवल्ली suryavalli, शृङ्गारीति shrngaritiTamil: ஈர்கொல்லி irkolli, உப்பிலி uppiliTelugu: చేకుర్తితీగ chekruti-teeg, చేకుర్తితివ్వ chekurthithivva, పొద పాల poda paala, పూల పాల poola paala 



Fwd: submission of Pentatropis capensis images : 4 posts by 2 authors. 4 images- 743 kb, 3, 3 & 4 mb.

here are the high resolution images 

Thanks … for sharing the pictures.
Yes, the long as well as opened calyx serves as a good visual differentiator from the species capensis.


ID please – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Please help me to identify this climber. It has thick leaves (secondary thickening); leaves semi-succulent and have mucronate apex.
I got this in an area adjacent to a lake, 90km south of Chennai.
Date: 07 November 2009

Probably Pentatropis capensis. Whether leaves also have secondary thickening?!

Yes sir, the leaves had secondary thickening; and it is semi-brittle. Less watery exeduates. 



Pentatropis capensis (Linn. f.) Bullock : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Pentatropis capensis (L. f.) Bullock (=P. microphylla (Roth ex Sch.) Wt. & Arn., Fam: Asclepiadaceae

out skirts of Chennai, Tamilnadu,
Slender climber, leaves sub succulent



Pentatropis capensis (L.f) Bull.SN Sep 32 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).

Pentatropis capensis (L.f) Bull. (= P. microphylla (Heyne ex Roth.) Wt.&Arn, Asclepiadaceae, wild thin climber from Thurutthani area of Tamilnadu



121211 BRS 262: Pl. find the attached file contain Creeper for id. request.

Location: GRD College, Coimbatore
Date: 12.12.2011
Habitat: Urban Road side
Habit: Climber

It looks like Pentatropis capensis of Apocynaceae/Asclepiadaceae.

Can this be Cocculus sp?

… not Cocculus hirsutus for sure, any other species could be.



14092013 BRS 519 : Attachments (2).  6 posts by 4 authors.

Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.
Date: 14.09.2013
Location: Manapakkam, Chennai

Habitat: UIrban (Along the Adyar river bank )

Habit: Climber

Thanks …, But leaves are broadly oblong.

To me it looks Pentatropis

This may be Pentatropis capensis as per images and details herein.



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