an-oh-DEN-dron — Greek: ano (upward or above), dendron (tree)… Dave’s Botanary
pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tum — referring to the flower clusters (panicles) … Dave’s Botanary 

commonly known asAndamanese bowstring planttwin-net • Kannadaಅಜ್ಜನ ಗಡ್ಡ ajjana gaddaಮಣಿಬಳ್ಳಿ maniballi • Konkani: ¿ किती ? kiti • Malayalamകാക്കക്കൊടി kakkakkoti • Marathiकावळी kavaliलामतानी lamtani • Mizotheikelki suak • Tuluಮಿರೆಬಾಪುಥ ತಪ್ಪು mirebaputha thappuಮೊರಂಡ ಬಳ್ಳು moranda ballu 


A large woody climber, Leaves opposite 15-20cm long, glabrus
Today at Phansad WLS,Maharashtra

– Have this on my farm. It was identified by Dr.Almeida as Anodendron paniculatum and that’s how he has labelled it in his ‘Flora of Maharashtra’ [not A.manubriatum].  Sending you a few photographs.
Had also shown you this at Dharnachi ghan, Phansad W.L.S.

please id the climber:
place dapoli/maharashtra
habitat-sacred groove

Asclepiadaceae member

the seed pods remind me of Gurmar, Gymnema sylvestrae, but the leaves I am not sure of….

Could you pls give size of leaves; that can not be measured from pictures. This could be Heterostemma, may be H. dalzellii.

This is Anodendron paniculatum, a climber belongs to the family Apocynaceae, I have seen this species growing as liana in Kudremukh and Sringeri in Karnataka.

yes i agree with .., it is Anodendron paniculatum


Asclepiadaceae sp. for ID- 15022012-PKA2: Seen this Asclepiadaceae climber at Matheran-Prabalgad Valley. Climber was leafless.
Date/Time: 05-02-2012 / 11:00AM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber

It may be Anodendron paniculatum.

Very unusual shape.
Would like to know the ID soon.
I could find few images of Anodendrn paniculatum as said by … which match your pictures.

I think … got it correct. We may able to confirm the id provided we have leaf picture as well or please share us information about leaf, such as size & shape…

Thanks … I could not find even a single leaf on this climber, what i could find is only these fruits. Neverthless i will have to check this climber once again during my next visit (which may be after a month or so) for leaves, etc. Thanks … for suggesting the possible ID.


Anodendron paniculatum : Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Anodendron paniculatum
Local Marathi name: Lamtani
Today (4.4.13) at Kanakeshwar, Alibag



Anodendron paniculatum at Kankeshwar :  Attachments (5).  3 posts by 3 authors.

Sharing few photographs of a Climber from kankeshwar.
Bot. name: Anodendron paniculatum
Family: Apocynaceae
Location: Kankeshwar, Alibag (Maharashtra)
Date/Time: 06-04-2013 / 02:00PM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber


via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > ‎  Anodendron paniculatum A. DC. … family: Apocynaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
an-oh-DEN-dron — Greek: ano (upward or above), dendron (tree)… Dave’s Botanary
pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tum — referring to the flower clusters (panicles)Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Andamanese bowstring plant, twin-netKannada: ಮಣಿಬಳ್ಳಿ maniballiKonkani: ¿ किती ? kitiMalayalam: കാക്കക്കൊടി kakkakkotiMarathi: कावळी kavali, लामतानी lamtaniMizo: theikelki suak
botanical names: Anodendron paniculatum A. DC. … synonyms: Anodendron lanceolatum King & Gamble • Anodendron manubriatum Merr. • Anodendron moluccanum Miq. • Anodendron rhinosporum Thwaites • Anodendron sutepense Kerr • Anodendron tenuiflorum (Miq.) Miq. • Echites manubriatus Wall. [Invalid] • Echites paniculatus Roxb. [Illegitimate] • Echites parviflorus Roxb. • Echites polyanthus Wall. [Invalid] • Echites trichotomus Desf. • Epigynum parviflorum (Roxb.) Hook.f. • Ichnocarpus paniculatus Moon [Invalid] • Strophanthus balansae Franch. • Tabernaemontana tenuiflora Miq. … The Plant List (2010). Version 1
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Photographed at Kanakeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 06 APR 13
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an-oh-DEN-dron — Greek: ano (upward or above), dendron (tree)… Dave’s Botanary

par-VEE-flor-um or par-vi-FLOR-um — small flowers … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: Andamanese bowstring plant, twin-net • Kannada: ಅಜ್ಜನ ಗಡ್ಡ ajjana gadda, ಮಣಿಬಳ್ಳಿ maniballi • Konkani: ¿ किती ? kiti • Malayalam: കാക്കക്കൊടി kakkakkoti • Marathi: कावळी kavali, लामतानी lamtani • Mizo: theikelki suak • Tulu: ಮಿರೆಬಾಪುಥ ತಪ್ಪು mirebaputha thappu, ಮೊರಂಡ ಬಳ್ಳು moranda ballu

botanical namesAnodendron parviflorum (Roxb.) I.M.Turner … synonymsAnodendron paniculatum A.DC. • Echites paniculatus Roxb. … more at POWO

Bibliography / etymology

All names compiled are for the earlier popular name – Anodendron paniculatum A.DC. … now treated as synonym.

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
Andamanese bowstring plant
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಅಜ್ಜನ ಗಡ್ಡ ajjana gadda
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
  • ಅಜ್ಜನ ಗಡ್ಡ ajjana gadda = grandfather’s beard; alludes to the show of silky hairy follicles … Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
ಮಣಿಬಳ್ಳಿ maniballi
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
¿ किती ? kiti
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
കാക്കക്കൊടി kakkakkoti
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
¿ कावळी ? kavali
लामतानी lamtani
~~~~~ MIZO ~~~~~
theikelki suak
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಮಿರೆಬಾಪುಥ ತಪ್ಪು mirebaputha thappu
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
  • ಮಿರೆಬಾಪುಥ ತಪ್ಪು mirebaputha thappu – (leaf used for mastitis) clearly indicates its medicinal property … Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
ಮೊರಂಡ ಬಳ್ಳು moranda ballu
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
  • ಮೊರಂಡ moranda = swelling on any body part; ಬಳ್ಳು ballu = creeper, vine … refers to creeper being of medicinal use in curing mastitis … Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
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Anodendron paniculatum A .DC ., Apocynaceae :  Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.


Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Karje near Udupi, down west of Agumbe N13.43934, E74.88433, 89m

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type: wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- climbing shrub

Height/Length-20- 25ft

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- oblong

Inflorescence Type/ Size-terminal panicle

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- white, petals 2cm

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- No information

Nice picture! Thanks for sharing…

Anshi Ghat :: Anodendron paniculatum :: DVFEB27/60 : 1 post by 1 author.
Anshi Ghat Karnataka
Date: 25 MAY 2013 … Altitude: 340 – 380 m asl
Anodendron paniculatum A.DC.  (family: Apocynaceae)

Plant for Id :: SMPAPR08 Velhe Pune : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Apocyanaceae for ID
Observed this shrub in Velhe in March 2015
Flower size about a cm.
Recently similar flowers were posted by …

I think Anodendron paniculatum



Anodendron paniculatum A.DC. (fr. Matheran) – Seed : VG-MAY-01 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Sharing a photograph of the seed of Anodendron paniculatum [Apocynaceae], a large woody climber. The tufted seeds of this plant were dispersed along the forest floor.
Observed on the 24th of April in Matheran; identified by …

Thanks, …, for the wonderful image.

Please ID….Climber : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Location- Dhnakavali, Dapoli, MH
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- Climber
Height-spreading type climber…

It might be Anodendron paniculatum

Anodendron paniculatum.


Prabalmachi  between Matheran and Panvel
Date: November 30, 2019 … Altitude: about 390 m (1,280 ft) asl
Anodendron paniculatum  A.DC.

nice. have you ever found it in flowers and the pappus seeds?

Yes …, I have seen it in flower.
I have one post related to compiled names of the plant in India; it shows flowers.

Thank you. a nice Apocynaceae liana. i have seen one set of fruit pods and some pappus flying around around a lake in south 24 paraganas. but it was jan or feb. all leaves and (esp. flowers) were gone. hence my question about the seeds or pappus

299 ID wild climber: 16 high res. images.
Please ID rare wild climber,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 01.03.2022, 12.30pm
Habitat: wild moisture, shady
Plant habit: climbing, twining, branches, latex, giant flexible stem 15 inches base circumference, rough black bark, long lasting
Height: 14 meters
Leaves: opposite, ovate/oblong, apex, glossy, size upto:25×7cm
Flower: pyramidal racemose clustered, diameter:06mm, greenish yellow, good fragrance
Camera: CANON EOS1500D

Check Anodendron paniculatum

Yes, it is Anodendron paniculatum, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,