Muehlenbeckia platyclada (F. Muell.) Meisn., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 23:313. 1865 “platyclados” (Syn: (≡) Homalocladium platycladum (F. Muell.) L. H. Bailey; (≡) Polygonum platycladum F. Muell. (basionym));
Garden Plant from Nahan (Himachal Pradesh) for ID/Validation: The Ribbon Bush (Homalocladium platycladum syn. Muehlenbeckia platyclada) is a leaf-less plant with flattened stems resembling tapeworms – hence its nickname “Tapeworm Plant“. Also known as Centipede Plant.
– Very Nice shot of the unusual plant
– The identity is correct.
Separately uploading Homacladium platycladum
Shot from Arya PG College Panipat
Cissus quadrangularis- Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Cissus quadrangularis was photographed in a private garden at Betul, MP.
Botanical name- Cissus quadrangularis
Common name- Hadjor / harjor.
It’s a medicinal plant.
This plant is not Cissus quadrangularis rather this is Homalocladium platycladum from Polygonaceae or commonly tapeworm plant.
I forgot to say that you have also tried to label your plant as Devil’s backbone in one of the pictures
which is wrong. The common name Devil’s backbone is usually given to a plant called Pedilanthus
tithymaloides from the family Euphorbiaceae.
Actually d owner told me it z Harjor plant. When I searched net i couldnt match pics bt then I though may b some diff variety .
And Sir, on wikipedia d common name of Cissus quadrangularis is listed as – Devil’s backbone.
So my pic z then- Homalocladium platycladum.
Yes Homalocladium platycladum
I agree with … id. The accepted name as per ‘theplantlist’ is Muehlenbeckia platyclados.
Yes….agree with …
Muehlenbeckia platyclados, Polygonaceae.
1): Yes tapeworm… correct binomial is given above…. nice to see its flowering…
Requesting ID of this plant – Mumbai :: Dec 2013 :: 30032014 :: ARK-25 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured in a nursery in Mumbai in December 2013.
This is Homalocladium platycladum. However, this name is still unresolved.
what about Muehlenbeckia platyclados
Thank you … for ID….
As per the plant list (http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2852978), Homalocladium platycladum is an unresolved name of Muehlenbeckia platyclada…
Polygonaceae Fortnight- Muehlenbeckia platyclada from Nahan:: NS May 09 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4).
This was shot from a garden in Nahan (H.P.), identified as Muehlenbeckia platyclada
wow i have never seen this flowering before
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing
Polygonaceae Fortnight :: Muehlenbeckia platyclada from Mumbai :: ARKMAY-03 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Attached are pictures of Muehlenbeckia platyclada from MNP, Mumbai captured in April 2014.
Very nice pictures! Thanks for sharing!!
POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Muehlenbeckia platyclada from Uttarakhand_DSR_19 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Muehlenbeckia platyclada Meissn. is a common ornamental perennial herb in Pantnagar.
Thanks … for sharing this wonderful find..New to me…
All yr uploads from Polygonaceae fortnight are really good and informative..
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date : 6 April 2017
Altitude : 4400 ft.
Seems to Muehlenbeckia platyclada… the tapeworm plant!!
Homalocladium platycladum / Muehlenbeckia platyclados
Location: Taudaha, Nepal
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Date: 15 December 2017
GRIN The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Muehlenbeckia platyclados (F.Muell.) Meisn. syn: Calacinum platycladum (F.Muell.) J.F.Macbr.; Polygonum platycladum F.Muell.; Sarcogonum platycladum (F.Muell.) Voss)
Flora of Pakistan (Homalocladium platycladum (F. J. Muell. ex Hook.) L. H. Bailey, syn: Coccoloba platyclada F.J. Muel. ex Hook.; Muehlenbeckia
platyclados (F.J. Muell. ex Hook.) Meisn. in Bot. Zeit.)
India Biodiversity Portal (observation)
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)