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. 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)
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
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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.
Where can i get the plant- telosma cordata : 2 posts by 1 author.
Where can i get the plant- telosma cordata (champangi in tamil) with scented flowers?
Telosma cordata : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 850 kb each.
Kodi Sampangi in Tamil.
It had taken more than 2 decades to seed (Heard through ears); but I got seeds within a year.