Telosma cordata (Burm. f.) Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 19(3): 372-373 372 1921. (syn. Asclepias cordata Burm.f. (Unresolved); Cynanchum odoratissimum Lour. (Unresolved); Oxystelma ovatum P.T. Li & S.Z. Huang; Pergularia minor Andrews; Telosma minor (Andrews) Craib; Telosma odoratissima (Lour.) Coville;           (=) Pergularia odoratissima (Lour.) Sm.);
Fragrant Telosma, Tonkin Creeper, Cowslip Creeper, Pakalana Vine, Chinese violet • Tamil: Chambangi;
Bengal Plants describes –

Telosma cordata (Tonkin jasmine, pakalana vine, Tonkinese creeper, Chinese violet, (Vietnamese Thiên lý), (Thai: ดอกสลิด Dok salit) is a species of flowering plant native to China.[1] It is cultivated elsewhere and may occur wild as an introduced species. 
The plant bears clusters of golden yellow blooms along the vining stems during summer months. Individual blooms emerge successively over a period of weeks emitting a rich, heavy fragrance during the day and night.  
(From Wikipedia on 7.6.13)  




Which plant is this? What is botanical name : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

When & where ?

It is Telosma cordata (N. L. Burman) Merrill, of Apocyanaceae

A cultivated vine. It is known as fragrant telosma

Thanks, …
It appears close to images at Telosma pallida as per keys herein.  

Corolla lobes longer than tube, light yellow/cream/ in Telosma pallida, but in the specimen the 2 characters are different; because of poor quality of the image it looks confusing. It is Telosma cordata only 

Thanks, … Would you pl. check our images at 




The pictures of Telosma pallida are correct in efi site; I am submitting the pictures of Telosma cordata ; it is a cultivated variety. T.pallida is wild variety. 

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Where can i get the plant- telosma cordata (champangi in tamil) with scented flowers?

Pl. check 




Telosma cordata : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 850 kb each. 
Near Chenai.

Kodi Sampangi in Tamil.
It had taken more than 2 decades to seed (Heard through ears); but I got seeds within a year.



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