Tylophora indica (Burm. f.) Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 19: 373 373 1921 (Syn: (=) Asclepias asthmatica L. f.; (≡) Cynanchum indicum Burm. f. (basionym); (=) Tylophora asthmatica (L. f.) Wight & Arn.);
ty-loh-FOR-uh — Greek tylo (knob); phora (bearing), referring to the floral structure … Dave’s Botanary
IN-dih-kuh OR in-DEE-kuh — of or from India … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Indian ipecac, Indian ipecacuanha, emetic swallow-wort, vomiting swallow-wort • Bengali: অন্তমূল antomula • Gujarati: દમ વેલ dum vel • Hindi: अंतमूल antamul, जंगली पीकवान jangli pikvan • Kannada: ಅಡುಮುಟ್ಟದಗಿಡ adumuttadagida, ಅಂತಮೂಲ antamula, ಬಳ್ಳಿಹಾಲೆ ballihaale, ಕಿರುಮಂಜಿ kirumanji, ನಾಯಿಹಾಲೆ naayihaale, ನೇಪಾಳದಬೇರು naepalada baeru • Konkani: पितवेल pitvel • Malayalam: വള്ളിപ്പാല vallippala • Marathi: अंतमूळ antamul, बेडकी bedaki, खडकी रास्ना khadaki rasna, पितमारी pitamari • Oriya: ମେହେନ୍ଦି mehendi • Sanskrit: अन्त्रपाचक antrapachaka, लताक्षीरी latakshiri • Tamil: கழுதைப்பாலை kalutai-p-palai, நச்சறுப்பான் naccaruppan, நாய்ப்பாலை nay-p-palai • Telugu: కక్కుపాల kakkupala, మేక మెయ్యని ఆకు meka meyyani aaku, వెర్రి పాల verri pala • Tulu: ಬಳ್ಳು ಪಾಲೆ ballu paale, ನೇಪಾಳಬೇರು nepalaberu
… more names in Tamil: ஆதிகம் atikam, அவசி avaci, சாரங்கம் carankam, கொண்டச்சாணி konta-c-cani, கொடகம் kotakam, குரவரம் kuravaram, குறிஞ்சா kurinca, பேய்ப்பாலை pey-p-palai, உன்மத்தி unmatti, யவதி yavati
Flora of Davanagere District: Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (Keys– Tylophora indica & T. rotundifolia & Description)
Flower- In axillary umbels, compound; greenish-yellow outside, purple inside. Flowering from February-April and July-October.
Fruit- A cylindric follicle, acute at both ends; seeds many, ovate, flat, coma silky white. Fruiting throughout the year.
Field tips- Leaves glossy. Latex watery.
Leaf Arrangement- Opposite-decussate
Leaf Type- Simple
Leaf Shape- Cordiform, Oblong-lanceolate
Leaf Apex- Acute-obtusely mucronate
Leaf Base- Truncate-cordate
Leaf Margin- Entire
Habit: A large climbing shrub, to 8m
Food plant of Glassy Tiger butterfly. Used in traditional medicine.
Common along the wayside thickets, scrub jungles and wastelands from plains to 800m.
India, Sri Lanka to S.E.Asia.
Attributions- Keystone Foundation )
Submission of Tylophora indica with 4 variations(Intra species variation -2) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
I found 4 morphological variations in floral structure of Tylophora indica; 1 is normal, widely available; another 2 rarely seen, one is completely yellow, hairy; another one more purplish; last one with hairs on innerside of petals, the petals are not yellow, pinkish;
this is to show the intra species variation in a species; earlier Evolvulus alsinoides is posted with 3 variations.
Flora of Andaman31- 100111-PKA2: I had seen this Climber near Corbyns Cove Beach (Port Blair, Andaman). Family: Asclepiadaceae
Date/Time: 18-12-2010 / 03:00PM
Plant Habit: Climber.
280812 BRS 404: Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location : Anaikatti, Coimbatore Dist.,
Date: July, 2012
This is Tylophora indica [T. asthamatica].
Yes. It is Tylophora.
efloraofindia: For ID 271112SP30 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Could be Tylophora indica.
Thanks a lot … and …
Pergularia sp.? Hooghly 19/9/12 SK : 5 posts by 2 authors.
I was very much confused when i noticed this climber twining a betel nut (Areca catechu L.) tree. I thought these are Dioscorea pentahylla L flowers, but later i realized that it is another climber intertwining the former one. I am sorry for the bad quality of the pictures.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : wild climber on roadside, couldn’t reach the plant to take measurements
Date : 19/912, 3.40 p.m.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly)
Any chance of Pergularia tomentosa L.?
Earlier group posts on Pergularia –
It is a Tylophora sp., I think.
The images available in the net suggest that it is Tylophora sp., maybe T. indica.
How one can identify a Tylophora species from a Pergularia species?
As per key in Bengal Plants this is Tylophora asthmatica (L. f.) Wight & Arn.
Features are : long sepals, peduncles shorter than leaves, pedicels long …etc. These features are not found in all the posts of eFI page – /species/a—l/a/apocynaceae/tylophora/tylophora-indica
ARJUL60 Confirmation of ID- Tylophora indica? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Bangalore July 2014
good photographs of Tylophora indica
medicinal plant for ID260814VRW 1 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- north gujarat
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- university garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- climber
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- medicinal plant
Agumbe :: Tylophora indica FOR VALIDATION / ID :: DVJAN44 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Agumbe … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 26 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 700 m asl
Tylophora ¿ indica / else ? … (family: Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae)
Yes looks like!
You must be correct … I got concerned with the colouring of central structure – it differs from pictures that I see elsewhere. Perhaps the variations exist. I hope this doubt gets validated soon.
Climber ID from Bangladesh_ SM1006 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Habitat : mangrove
Another sp of Heterostemma.
Tylophora indica? http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Tylophora
Appears close to images of Tylophora indica
It is Tylophora indica, it is a variable species.
Names of Plants in India :: Tylophora indica (Burm. f.) Merr. : 2 posts by 2 authors.
143-TSP-ID-29JAN2018-1: A twining shrub near Tumkur for ID assistance. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Kindly examine and identify this Climber.
Habit: A twining shrub
Habitat: wild,Scrub forest
Sighting: Near Tumkur,Karnataka,about 800 msl
It is Tylophora indica of Apocyanaceae
Supplemental image of fruits, 31-08-2015, near Tumkur
Climber for ID : Bangalore : 300418 : AK-14 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
A wild climber seen last week (April’18) in Bangalore.
I can’t recollect the name.
… could be Tylophora indica; please check.
Thanks a lot.
I have seen it in MNP, but couldn’t recollect the name.
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)-Tylophora indica from Delhi – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Id request -Gymnema sylvestre ??: 3 images.
I’m sharing photos please help me to identify
It is cultivated climber
With some medicinal properties
Vincetoxicum indicum (Burm.fil.) Mabb. Syn : Tylophora indica (Burm.fil.) Merr.
Please furnish location, date and elevation on every post !
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