Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers (Syn: Chasmanthera cordifolia (DC.) Baill. (ambiguous synonym); Chasmanthera cordifolia Baill. (ambiguous synonym); Cocculus convolvulaceus DC.; Cocculus cordifolius (Willd.) DC.; Cocculus verrucosus Wall.; Menispermum cordifolium Willd.; Menispermum glabrum Burm. fil.; Tinospora convolvulacea Miers; Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. fil. & Thoms. (ambiguous synonym); Tinospora cordifolia var. congesta Mujaffar, Yasin & Solanki; Tinospora fosbergii B.C. Kundu; Tinospora verrucosa (Fleming) W. Theobald) as per Catalogue of Life;
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tee-no-SPOR-uh — Greek: teino (to stretch); spora (seed)Flora Andhrika
kor-di-FOH-lee-uh — heart-shaped leafDave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: heart-leaved moonseedAssamese: আমৈ লতা aamoi lota, অমৰ লতা amara lota, গিলয় giloyBengali: গুলঞ্চ gulanchaGujarati: ગળો galoHindi: छिन्नरुहा chinnaruha, गिलोय giloy, गुलुञ्च gulunch, गुर्च gurch, पित्तघ्नी pittaghni, जीवन्ती jivanti, जीवन्तिका jivantika, सोमवल्ली somavalli, तिक्तपर्वन् tiktaparvan, वज्रा vajra, वरा varaKachchhi: ગડુજી વલ gaduji valKannada: ಅಮರ amara, ಅಮೃತಬಳ್ಳಿ amritaballi, ಉಗನಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ ugani balliKonkani: अमृतवेल amrutvel, गुळवेल gulvelMalayalam: അമൃതവള്ളി amritavalli, ചിറ്റമൃതം chittamrutham, പെയ്യമൃതം peyyamruthamManipuri: ningthou khong-leeMarathi: अमृतवेल amrutvel, गुडूची guduchi, गुळवेल gulvelMizo: thei-sawn-tlung, vânkai hruiNepali: गरुच लट्टी garuch lattee, गुडुची guduchee, गुर्जो gurjo, सुदर्शन sudarshanOdia: ଚନ୍ଦ୍ରହାସା chandrahasa, ଗୁଳଞ୍ଚ gulancha, ଗୁଡ଼ୁଚି guruchi, ଜୀବନ୍ତିକା jibantika, କୁଣ୍ଡଳିନୀ kundalini, ନାଗ କୁମାରିକା naga kumarika, ନିର୍ଜରା nirja, ପିତ୍ତଘ୍ନୀ pittaghni, ରସାଯନୀ rasayani, ଶଶି ଲେଖା shashi lekha, ସୋମ ବଲ୍ଲୀ soma-balli, ସୋମ ଲତିକା soma lotika, ସୁଧା sudhaPunjabi: ਗਲੋ galo, ਗਿਲੋ giloRajasthani: नीमगीलोय neemgiloySanskrit: अग्निसिखा agnisikha, अमृता amrta, अमृतवल्लरी amrtavallari, अमृतवल्ली amrtavalli, भिषक्प्रिया bhishakpriya, छद्मिका chadmika, चक्रलक्षणा chakralakshana, चन्द्र chandra, चन्द्रहास chandrahasa, छिन्नोद्भवा chinnodbhava, देवनिर्मिता devanirmita, ग्रन्थिल granthila, गुडूची guduchi, इन्दुलेखा indulekha, जीवन्ती jivanti, जीवन्तिका jivantika, ज्वरारि jvarari, कृत्तरुहा krttaruha, कुण्डल kundala, कुण्डलिनी kundalini, मधुका madhuka, मण्डल mandala, मण्डलिनी mandalini, नागकुमार nagakumara, निर्जरा nirjara, पित्तघ्नी pittaghni, शक्रपुष्पी shakrapushpi, शशिलेखा shashilekha, सोमलतिका somalatika, सोमवल्ली somavalli, सुरकृता surakrta, तन्त्रिका tantrika, तिक्तामृता tiktamrta, तिक्तपर्वन् tiktaparvan, तोयवती toyavati, उद्धारा uddhara, वज्रा vajra, वातरक्तारि vataraktari, वत्सादनी vatsadani, विषघा vishagha, विशल्या vishalya, व्रणहा vranaha, यज्ञाङ्गा yajnyanga, यज्ञश्रेष्ठा yajnyashreshtha, यज्ञवल्ली yajnyavalliTamil: அசாசி acaci, ஆகாசக்கருடன் akaca-k-karutan, ஆகாசவல்லி akaca-valli, ஆகாயவல்லி akaya-valli, அமரை amarai, அமிர்தக்கொடி amirta-k-koti, அமிர்தவல்லி amirta-valli, அமிர்தை amirtai, அமுதை amutai, அமுதம் amutam, அனந்தை anantai, அருகம் arukam, அருகஞ்சி arukanci, சாகாமூலி caka-muli, சஞ்சீவி cancivi, சாங்கம் cankam, சாதி cati, சீந்தில் chintil, சீலம் cilam, சிலாந்தி cilanti, சின்னாருகம் cinnarukam, சீவந்தி civanti, சிவேதை civetai, சோமவல்லி coma-valli, சூக்குமம் cukkumam, சுவேதகாண்டம் cuveta-kantam, இரேசகி irecaki, கச்சி kacci, குண்டலி kuntali, மதியாம்பல் mati-y-ampal, மதுபருணிகை matu-parunikai, மதுச்சிரம் matucciram, நாதேயம் nateyam, நிறைதருதூறு nirai-taru-turu, பகன்றை pakanrai, பரிவை parivai, பறுணி paruni, பாதாளமூலம் patala-mulam, பட்டிகை pattikai, பொற்றாவல்லி porravalli, தந்திரகம் tantirakam, உபவம் upavam, வச்சாதனி vaccatani, வசிகரம் vacikaram, வள்ளிக்கண்டம் valli-k-kantam, வஞ்சி vanci, வபாமது vapamatu, விசலி vicaliTelugu: దుశ్శిరము dussiramu, తిప్పతీగె tippatigeTibetan: སླེ་ཏྲེས sle-tresTulu: ಅಮೃತ ಬೂರು amritha buruUrdu: گلو gilau, گلنچه gulunch, گرچ gurch, جيونتي jivanti, جيونتکا jivantika, وجرا vajra
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NW-India (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Andaman Isl. (Middle Andaman Isl., South Andaman Isl.), Nicobar Isl. (Great Nicobar Isl.), Bangladesh, Sikkim, India (Darjeeling), Terai, Myanmar [Burma] (widespread), Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan (Pakistani Punjab, Peshawar (introduced)), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives), Maldives as per Catalogue of Life;
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India: Along hedges and in moist deciduous subtropical forests and scrubs, from plains to 1400 m. Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar as per BSI Flora of India;
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As per efi page:

Here are some differences
T. cordifolia                                                                T. sinensis (T. malabarica)
Shoots glabrous                                                          Shoots pubescent
Leaves glabrous                                                          Leaves pubescent above, tomentose beneath
Leaves 3-7 cm                                                             Leaves 10-15 cm long
Drupes red, 8 mm across                                         Drupes crimson, 1.2 cm across
Endocarp smooth                                                       Endocarp tubercled
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I am attaching the photographs of T. Cordifolia in fruits. The fruits are eaten by birds. Can any body help in  identifying  the birds in the photographs , as well.  The plant is known as amruthaballi in kannada. One can see this climber almost everywhere in Mysore.


The birds in photographs 1 & 3 are Common Mynas. The bird in photograph 2 is a Jungle Myna.



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gul vel for id mm1 26052011: 2 images.

this creeper is growing on many trees
i assume it is parasitic


This is Tinospora cordifolia [Gulvel] and extensive, woody, deciduous climber.


Yes this is Tinospora cordifolia 



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Flora of Haryana: Tinospora cordifolia from NDRI Campus Karnal: Tinospora cordifolia
Giloy Bel from NDRI Campus Karnal, wild


WOW! Nice pictures
Looks yummy but not edible!
Most of the red fruits in the wild are not edible!


Giloy bel is Tinospora cordifolia, but Amar bel is a parasitic climber commonly known as India Dodder or Giant dodder, botanically Cuscuta reflexa or other species of the genus Cuscuta.


Sir Giloy bel in Ayurveda also known Amrita so confusion may be there sometime


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more pics from PIET Campus Samalkha Panipat


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Tinospora cordifolia from Lohari Panipat-flowers:  pls validate
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers
Synonym
Menispermum cordifolium Willd.
However eflora of Pakistan shows Tinospora cordifolia auct. non (DC). Miers: Hook f. & Thoms.
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http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=220013570> as synonym of Tinospora malabarica Miers. And not Mentioning Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers
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Tinospora malabarica (Lam.) Hook. f. & Thomson is a synonym <
http://www.theplantlist.org/about/#synonym>  of Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr. in theplantlist.org
I think the following can through more light on the matter A Revision of Tinospora (Menispermaceae) in Asia to Australia and the Pacific: The Menispermaceae of Malesia and Adjacent Areas: X L. L. Forman
Kew Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 2 (1981), pp. 375-421
image of only first page attached
If anyone have information on differences among Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers and Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr. please share
Anatomical differences are available at the following site http://ayurherbs.wordpress.com/guduchi/

“Special characters: This plant appears similar to Tinospora cordifolia in all aspects but distinctly differs in having dense hairs covering all plant parts. Stems have prominent white dot-like structures called lenticels. Fruits are attractive orange-red.‘ from http://envis.frlht.org/tsinensis.htm


I assume hairs are present on leaves of sinensis and not on cordifolia.


Please check this link


Please also check these links


Both species are found in many parts of India..
T. sinensis leaves are hairy as well as bigger in size compare to those of T. glabra


‘auct. non’ means not of the author. Literally meaning, not of the original author but the plant was designated as Tinospora cordifolia. So in a layman’s word Tinospora cordifolia is the original plant
Tinospora cordifolia auct. non is named as such but is not of the same author as above and is a different species which has been named as Tinospora malabarica.
Tinospora malabarica is now Tinospora sinensis by the way.

Please find the article attached. – Menispermaceae.pdf- 1 MB.



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Tinospora cordifolia:

Local Marathi name: Gul-vel

Today at Sagargad,Alibag


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Sending photo of fruits of Tinospora cordifolia

Place : Dombivli
Date : 22.04.2012



 
Request for ID of fruit – 130512SC2: Posting photo of fruit for Id.
Date/Time – 06.05.2012 / 09.30 a.m.
Location – Place – Vasai (Near Mumbai)
Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Wild climber

these are the fruits of Tinospora cordifolia.



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Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. f. & Thomson ??? (Hooghly): The search for the taxon Tinospora gives so many confusing data that i give up trying to ID the attached plant pics. If i could find some red or scarlet colored fruits!

Tinospora is troublesome in efl also –
  1. efi page– differences
  2. efi thread 1
  3. efi thread 2
  4. efi thread 3
  5. efi thread 4
So, what wold be the true ID of this species?
Species : Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. f. & Thomson ???
Habit & Habitat : wild vine, found beside a railway platform
Date : 7/7/12, 9.05 A.M.

Place : Kamarkundu (Hooghly)


Do you need photo of fruit of Tinospora?
I have them

Thank you very much … for your kind mail. I just wanted to see those fruits in the plant itself so as to get confirm that it is Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. f. & Thomson.


Its Tinospora cordifolia (Willd) Miers ex. Hk. f. & Th.


Two species of Tinospora are found in maharashtra, one with Cordate and glabrous leaf and the other one with hairy and bigger leaf.. not cordate.
Leaf cordate, glabrous = Tinospora cordifolia = Tinospora glabra
Leaf not cordate, hairy = Tinospora sinensis = Tinospora malabarica

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I think finally i have found fruits of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook. f. & Thomson. Today i found it at a different place, it was hanging from an overhead power supply line, intertwined with other climbers like Dioscorea pentaphylla L.

These are those pictures from my earlier post which i think is T. cordifolia for stem and endocarp being not tuberculate.



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Plant for ID : AVD-1 23042013 :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Would like to know the ID for the plant images attached herewith.


Tinospora cordifolia ( गुळवेल )


Yes I agree with …



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Climber for ID 14082013-NAW Hyderabad. : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.

This climber i got some green twigs of from a farm in MP. They said it is a medicinal plant – its decoction being a tonic. They said its effectiveness is more when it grows on a neem tree.

I planted the green twigs into soil and it has grown from that.

The leaf in the picture is about 3 inches wide. The flowers are tiny.

Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers.


Yes Tinospora cordifolia. Gugul


Thank you Sirs for the identification.
I would like to know more about its medicinal value. Is there a reliable guide on the net to check?


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03092013 BRS 505 :  Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.
Location: Adyar, Chennai
Date: 01.09.2013
Habitat: Urban

Habit: Climber.


… please check for species of Tinospora … perhaps, heart-leaved moonseed– T. cordifolia (Menispermaceae).


Tinospora cordifolia.


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Sharing the images of Tinospora cordifolia from Chennai.



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Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr. SN April 22 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.(= T. cordifolia (Willd.) Miers, Fam: Menispermaceae,

medicinal climber with aerial roots, Guduchi, geloy, stem used as a immunostimulant, antipyretic and liver tonic.


It looks like Tinospora cordifolia. Aren’t the leaves glabrous here?

I think The Plant List erroneously listed T. cordifolia as a synonym of T. sinensis. Its source reference Tropicos as well as GRIN treat them separate, not as synonyms.


You are correct …, why it is given like that in plant list? We need to bring their notice.


We have noted several such errors in TPL. TPL database is said to be updated periodically and hope the errors are fixed during the updates. So, it is advisable and safe to check more than one database for correct nomenclature.


Yes … Unfortunately not much has improved in Second version of TPL. It attributes synonymy to TROPICOS, but unfortunately the latter website does not mention any thing about synonymy.


 


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Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. & Thoms., Amrutha valli, (Geloy) stem is used to extract starch, it is a Immunostimulant, anti viral drug used in obstructive jaundice and to control Herpes simplex virus. Producing aerial root is a characteristic feature of T. cordifolia, large quantity of dry stem pieces are consumed in the pharmaceutical industry.



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Climber for id: AVD:19042014 : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).

Please help me identify the climber images attached herewith. The details are as follows:
Habit: Climber
Habitat : Road side waste land.
Leaves: 3 cm x 3 cm, Deeply cordate, acute, orbicular to ovate
Flowers: greenish yellow in racemes, sepals 3 – large
Image taken on: 13th April 2014

Please excuse me for the quality of images.


In case if U have few more images/pics, do share, it will help in resolving the ID…. Just a wild guess– this could be Cocculus hirsutus??


Thank you for your reply. I dont have more images to share. But I will try and get more. I am sure that it is certainly not Cocculus hirsutus.


Certainly looks like a Menispermaceae member. I may turn out to be Tinospora cordifolia??


I think … is right. Probably Tinospora sp.
Are the leaves hairy?


Thank you all for the inputs.
I think the data is indeed insufficient to reach the id.

I will try and post more images.


Male flowers of Tinospora cordifolia.



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Climber ID from Bangladesh SM094 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Habit: Climber
Habitat: Wild

Location: Dhaka City


Tinospora cordifolia?


I think so …


Came across this woody climbing shrub in the Parikrama route of Ganapatipule Ganesh Temple.

Botanical name:

Tinospora cordifolia

Family:

Menispermaceae

Date/Time 

29-03-2010 /8:10 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS–  

Ganapatipule- near Ratnagiri

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type 

Wild  

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb–  

Climbing Shrub (Woody)

Height/Length–  

2 to 3m

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size 

Alternate, approx. 4 to 7 cm long, elliptic, petioles 6 to 10 mm, nerves 7 to 9 pairs (Photograph enclosed).

Inflorescence Type/ Size–  

Photograph enclosed

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts 

Flowers greenish, stamens 6, pedicles small (2 to 3 mm).  (Photograph enclosed)

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 

Not known


I think the leaves are of some different plant. Flowers are Tinospora cordifolia



Tinospora cordifolia

Pune


I dont think the gross anatomy matches t cordifolia


As per document http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4113613

(1) inflorescence of T. crispa not coetaneous with leaves
(2) inflorescence of T. sinensis usually not coetaneous, 3-12 cm long (male); leaves tomentellous below and puberulous above
(3) inflorescence sometimes not coetaneous with the leaves, male inflorescence 2-20 cm long
I agree with …, if mature leaves are glabrous.


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Hooghly sk-nov-16 : please identify this twiner : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
This is a moderately large twiner, wild, growing beside road, with leaves bigger than my palm, without flowers or fruits, recorded yesterday (22.11.14). And what are those white streak along the stem, lenticels i think?


Looks like Tinospora cordifolia


Thank you very much Sir for the id of this species.



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Fruit for Id -ID08022015SH1 – Is it Tinospora cordifolia ? : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Fruit for Id pl. Is it Tinospora cordifolia ?
Location – Vasai (Maharashtra).
Date- 15.12.2013
Habitat –Wild

Seems to be Tinospora cordifolia


 


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Found near Chennai in land along roadside and bushes.
Climber or Vine.
The showers are all over the host tree until the ground.
I think it should be an epiphyte.
Even if we cut the structure it regrows freshly from the cutted place.
The particular flora had taken a teak tree as host at a good height. That’s the reason could not able to catch the leaves, fruits or flowers.

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Adding more pictures of the leaves.

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Tinospora cordifolia


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SK747 22 SEP-2017:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Location:  New Town Eco Park
                 Kolkata, India
Date: 10 September 2017

Elevation : 25 ft.


Tinospora cordifolia

Thank you …!
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers

Nepali Names : गुर्जो Gurjo / सुदर्शन Sudarshan / गुडुची Guduchee/  गरुच लट्टी  Garuch Lattee


 


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Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr from Assam 02 KD 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Attached images are flowers of Tinospora sinensis (Lour) Merr. My earlier upload of sp. (efi thread) was without flower.
Date :01. 03. 2018
Location: Assam
Family : Menispermaceae
Genus & species : Tinospora sinensis (Lour) Merr.
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area
Habit : Climber   

Images look more closer to images at Tinospora cordifolia rather than those at Tinospora sinensis
Pl. check.


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Tinospora cordifolia AT/MAY 2018/02 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Tinospora cordifolia
English name: Heart-leaved moonseed
Hindi name: Guduchi, Giloy
Himachali name: गुलज
Shimla
May 2018


Excellent close ups.

I am providing a link to my article on this useful medicinal plant :

Guduchi small projections : 3 posts by 3 authors.
I had Tinospora Cordifolia at my home for 5 years. But it never grown any projections as  shown in the picture of following link
Such kind of projections were shown by one Ayurveda practicing person to me as well.
When we buy Guduchi stems from market, such projections are available on it many times.

Are there two different species of Tinospora which are with projection and without projection? Or due some climatic conditions  projections are not grown on my plant?


Another species T. malabarica (= Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.) will produce bigger projections.

Also check at


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Guduchi small projections : 5 posts by 3 authors.
I had Tinospora cordifolia at my home for 5 years. But it never grown any projections as  shown in the picture of following link.

Ebay

Such kind of projections were shown by one Ayurveda practicing person to me as well.
When we buy Guduchi stems from market, such projections are available on it many times.
Are there two different species of Tinospora which are with projection and without projection? Or due some climatic conditions  projections are not grown on my plant?

Another species T. malabarica (= Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.) will produce bigger projections.


Also check at

I had Tinospora cordifolia, and the one on ebay is Tinospora sinensis.

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Many videos of Ayurvedic practitionars or traditional Ayurvedic healers specify one characteristic to identify Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). Even read in one book about the same character to identify this plant.
Providing the following link which says, Tinospora cordifolia has very delicate skin as bark after certain period of life of plant. If we remove skin, inside there is fleshy stem.
I had Tinospora cordifolia for three years, but never observed such fleshy stem. Stem of my T. cordifolia was not such fleshy. Such kind of skin never seen on it. The characters like leaf veins, flowers, fruit, cross cut section of stem showing tiny holes was matching exactly. But this character of delicate skin and fleshy stem never occurred.
Link to youtube:-
Note that it is free link for all by channel ‘Being Positive’.
Question: Is this the primary identification character of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) plant?

depends on where you bought the giloy stems? at some ayurveda store? or market vendors who bring herbs and roots. how long after harvesting/procuring from where it was growing… what we see in large cities is quite woody, with outer skin all tightly stuck to the stem itself or flaked off.
yet the cross section would look like a central spot with spokes of wheel type structures going to the periphery
it clearly shows the chakra like structure that doctor in that utube was taking about.
secondly, it also shows that the skin is paper thin and flaking.

hope this helped


Thanks … Took a look at all pictures of Tinospora c. in our site, but did not see such delicate skin on any of the bark. Another point is, the cross section of stem at my home had ‘Charkrika’ exactly as that of  this link is from flickr, picture by Subhada Nikharge.

Yes i also seen with hard stem with no delicate removable skin. Wandering about the importance of delicate skin as identification character. Will be glad if someone studying traditional medicine on our group also clarify these facts.



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Re: ID of climber plant.. lahore Pakistan : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 Mb.
Dear experts, the climber grows vigrously along the road walls, wires, and even cover the trees. Please identity it. Pictures were taken today from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Tinospora cordifolia,

Menispermaceae,


how can one be sure?


Pl. post flowers and fruits for id confirmation.
Also check comparative images at Tinospora

Thankyou so much. Yes it resembles with Tinospora cordifolia and mentions as Tinospora malabarica in flora of Pakistan. Tinospora malabarica in Flora of Pakistan @ efloras.org



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Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
tee-no-SPOR-uh — Greek: teino (to stretch); spora (seed)Flora Andhrika
kor-di-FOH-lee-uh — heart-shaped leafDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: heart-leaved moonseedAssamese: আমৈ লতা aamoi lota, অমৰ লতা amara lota, গিলয় giloyBengali: গুলঞ্চ gulanchaGujarati: ગળો galoHindi: छिन्नरुहा chinnaruha, गिलोय giloy, गुलुञ्च gulunch, गुर्च gurch, पित्तघ्नी pittaghni, जीवन्ती jivanti, जीवन्तिका jivantika, सोमवल्ली somavalli, तिक्तपर्वन् tiktaparvan, वज्रा vajra, वरा varaKachchhi: ગડુજી વલ gaduji valKannada: ಅಮರ amara, ಅಮೃತಬಳ್ಳಿ amritaballi, ಉಗನಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ ugani balliKonkani: अमृतवेल amrutvel, गुळवेल gulvelMalayalam: അമൃതവള്ളി amritavalli, ചിറ്റമൃതം chittamrutham, പെയ്യമൃതം peyyamruthamManipuri: ningthou khong-leeMarathi: अमृतवेल amrutvel, गुडूची guduchi, गुळवेल gulvelMizo: thei-sawn-tlung, vânkai hruiNepali: गरुच लट्टी garuch lattee, गुडुची guduchee, गुर्जो gurjo, सुदर्शन sudarshanOdia: ଚନ୍ଦ୍ରହାସା chandrahasa, ଗୁଳଞ୍ଚ gulancha, ଗୁଡ଼ୁଚି guruchi, ଜୀବନ୍ତିକା jibantika, କୁଣ୍ଡଳିନୀ kundalini, ନାଗ କୁମାରିକା naga kumarika, ନିର୍ଜରା nirja, ପିତ୍ତଘ୍ନୀ pittaghni, ରସାଯନୀ rasayani, ଶଶି ଲେଖା shashi lekha, ସୋମ ବଲ୍ଲୀ soma-balli, ସୋମ ଲତିକା soma lotika, ସୁଧା sudhaPunjabi: ਗਲੋ galo, ਗਿਲੋ giloRajasthani: नीमगीलोय neemgiloySanskrit: अग्निसिखा agnisikha, अमृता amrta, अमृतवल्लरी amrtavallari, अमृतवल्ली amrtavalli, भिषक्प्रिया bhishakpriya, छद्मिका chadmika, चक्रलक्षणा chakralakshana, चन्द्र chandra, चन्द्रहास chandrahasa, छिन्नोद्भवा chinnodbhava, देवनिर्मिता devanirmita, ग्रन्थिल granthila, गुडूची guduchi, इन्दुलेखा indulekha, जीवन्ती jivanti, जीवन्तिका jivantika, ज्वरारि jvarari, कृत्तरुहा krttaruha, कुण्डल kundala, कुण्डलिनी kundalini, मधुका madhuka, मण्डल mandala, मण्डलिनी mandalini, नागकुमार nagakumara, निर्जरा nirjara, पित्तघ्नी pittaghni, शक्रपुष्पी shakrapushpi, शशिलेखा shashilekha, सोमलतिका somalatika, सोमवल्ली somavalli, सुरकृता surakrta, तन्त्रिका tantrika, तिक्तामृता tiktamrta, तिक्तपर्वन् tiktaparvan, तोयवती toyavati, उद्धारा uddhara, वज्रा vajra, वातरक्तारि vataraktari, वत्सादनी vatsadani, विषघा vishagha, विशल्या vishalya, व्रणहा vranaha, यज्ञाङ्गा yajnyanga, यज्ञश्रेष्ठा yajnyashreshtha, यज्ञवल्ली yajnyavalliTamil: அசாசி acaci, ஆகாசக்கருடன் akaca-k-karutan, ஆகாசவல்லி akaca-valli, ஆகாயவல்லி akaya-valli, அமரை amarai, அமிர்தக்கொடி amirta-k-koti, அமிர்தவல்லி amirta-valli, அமிர்தை amirtai, அமுதை amutai, அமுதம் amutam, அனந்தை anantai, அருகம் arukam, அருகஞ்சி arukanci, சாகாமூலி caka-muli, சஞ்சீவி cancivi, சாங்கம் cankam, சாதி cati, சீந்தில் chintil, சீலம் cilam, சிலாந்தி cilanti, சின்னாருகம் cinnarukam, சீவந்தி civanti, சிவேதை civetai, சோமவல்லி coma-valli, சூக்குமம் cukkumam, சுவேதகாண்டம் cuveta-kantam, இரேசகி irecaki, கச்சி kacci, குண்டலி kuntali, மதியாம்பல் mati-y-ampal, மதுபருணிகை matu-parunikai, மதுச்சிரம் matucciram, நாதேயம் nateyam, நிறைதருதூறு nirai-taru-turu, பகன்றை pakanrai, பரிவை parivai, பறுணி paruni, பாதாளமூலம் patala-mulam, பட்டிகை pattikai, பொற்றாவல்லி porravalli, தந்திரகம் tantirakam, உபவம் upavam, வச்சாதனி vaccatani, வசிகரம் vacikaram, வள்ளிக்கண்டம் valli-k-kantam, வஞ்சி vanci, வபாமது vapamatu, விசலி vicaliTelugu: దుశ్శిరము dussiramu, తిప్పతీగె tippatigeTibetan: སླེ་ཏྲེས sle-tresTulu: ಅಮೃತ ಬೂರು amritha buruUrdu: گلو gilau, گلنچه gulunch, گرچ gurch, جيونتي jivanti, جيونتکا jivantika, وجرا vajra
botanical names: Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers … synonyms: Chasmanthera cordifolia (DC.) Baill. • Cocculus cordifolius (Willd.) DC. • Menispermum cordifolium Willd. • Menispermum glabrum Burm. fil. • Tinospora fosbergii B. C. Kundu • Tinospora verrucosa (Fleming) W. Theobald … status at Catalogue of Life: 2019 Annual Checklist
November 23, 2008 … Thane


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Puducherry  near sea coast

Date: October 15, 2019 … Altitude range: about 0 – 3 m (0 – 10 feet) asl
Tinospora cordifolia  (Willd.) Miers

Yet to see flowering.


Thank you very much, …

If you notice, they are easy to miss, because the inflorescence is almost green to lemon in colour – gets mixed up in the foliage. But it shows up strikingly when it flowers on very old seasoned (woody) stem, usually devoid of leaves.


yes, the flower buds. did you see any of the red berries?


Thanks, … No, it was not yet fruiting at that place.



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Climber for ID : Pune : 13JAN20 : AK-16 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Climber seen at a farm on the outskirts of Pune on 11th Jan.

Very tiny green flowers.

I think Tinospora cordifolia


Female inflorescence of T. cordifolia


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Climber for ID : 26032013 : RV 2 : 2 images. 7 posts by 5 authors.

Please help to id this climber profusely flowering in Silonda trail of SGNP, Mumbai….there were not leaves.


The photographs are not very clear, but only Celastrus paniculatus [Jyotismati] is flowering profusely now.


I think this represents Tinospora sp.


Yes, to me also this looks like Tinospora


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Sorry for the bad quality of pictures…….I have attached 2 more pictures of the same climber……hope it will be of some help.

2 images.


I still have doubt
is it really Tinospora cordifolia !
Does it have the resemblance with the following link ?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/3052488338/


… is right again. This is a species of Tinospora possibly Gulvel [T.cordifolia].


Yes, appears close to images at Tinospora cordifolia



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