Cosmostigma cordatum (Poir.) M.R.Almeida, Fl. Maharashtra 3A: 239 (2001). (syn: Asclepias racemosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 2: 32 (1832), nom. illeg.; Cosmostigma acuminatum Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4: t. 1270 (1848). ; Cosmostigma racemosum Wight, Contr. Bot. India: 42 (1834).; Cosmostigma racemosum var. glandulosum Costantin in H.Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 4: 117 (1912). ; Hemidesmus cordatus (Poir.) Schult.; Periploca cordata Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck; Tylophora punctata Kostel., Allg. Med.-Pharm. Fl. 3: 1084 (1834).) as per WCSP;
India (E- & peninsular India, Assam), ?Burma, Sri Lanka, Java (introduced), Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Climbing herbs, stem glabrous. Leaves 6-10 x 3-5 cm, ovate, apex acute or acuminate, base rounded or subcordate, 5-ribbed, glabrous with a few small black glandular papillae at base, lateral nerves 3 pairs; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Racemes to 2.5 cm long. Flowers 8 mm across, many together; pedicels 1 cm long, slender, pubescent; sepals small, ovate to orbicular, ciliate; corolla greenish-yellow with brown dots, 4 mm long, lobes ovate; gynostegium 2 mm across, outer corona lobes orbicular, emarginate, membranous; inner corona similar to outer.
Flowering and fruiting: April-June
Moist deciduous forests, scrub jungles and sacred groves
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
efloraindia: Toxocarpus beddomei: 2 images.
Sharing the images of Toxocarpus beddomei from NBNP. Anaikatti, Coimbatore.
Location: NBNP Garden, Anaikatti.
To me it looks like Cosmostigma racemosum. Please check.
I support … opinion
Cosmostigma racemosum: 1 image.
Sharing a photograph of Cosmostigma racemosum from Kankeshwar, Alibag region.
Date/Time: 23-06-2012 / 10:45AM
Plant Habit: Climber.
Cosmostigma racemosum : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 5 authors.
Cosmostigma racemosum Wight is a synonym of Cosmostigma cordatum (Poir.) M.R.Almeida
ID KANNUR 37- 1 : 2 posts by 1 author. 1 image- 3 MB.
Please identify this Asclepiadaceae from Kannur District of Kerala..
Pl. also check comparative images at Apocynaceae
My guess is Cosmostigma racemosum.
Dregea volubilis ? : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Please provide the habit photo etc. in full not as cropped ones. The cropped photographs are useful as additional photographs
Habitat photos are attached.
The photographs (habit) are not clear & could not make out any thing. Nevertheless, based on the leaves and fruits, for me, it is not Dregea volubilis. We have these plants here. The fruits and leaves do not tally. The fruits are a pair of follicles in Dregea volubilis. Venation of the leaves also looks different. Please watch out for the flowers .
I think close to images at Cosmostigma cordatum (Poir.) M.R.Almeida
I checked images of leaf of Cosmostigma racemosum on internet and I think the leaf of my sample is not exactly heart shaped.
I think matches with images at
Is there any other species of this genera in Tripura?
Climber FOR ID :: Nagla forest :: 20 MAR 10 : 6 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
Nagla forest … part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Elevation range: sea level to about 600 ft asl … March 20, 2010
Hopefully the leaves give some hint to ID.
One of my flickr contacts has given me ID of Cosmostigma racemosum, and I am convinced with the ID. The leaves match with those in my earlier sightings.
I think if you can keep a watch on its flowering, it will further clear all our doubts.. June-July would be the probable flowering time..
Thanks … I agree. Unfortunately that plant got lost after 2010.
I will yet keep a lookout for this plant whenever I visit that place in Nagla forest.
bushy vine FOR ID :: Prabalmachi, near Panvel :: 30 NOV 19 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
Prabalmachi between Matheran and Panvel
Date: November 30, 2019 … Altitude: about 390 m (1,280 ft) asl
… some greens ?
Looks like Cosmostigma racemosum to me
Thanks very much … for the possible ID.
Yes, it possible for Cosmostigma cordatum as suggested by …
Leaf arrangement and venation seems to match.
Climber for ID : 19072013 : RV 1 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Please help me to identify this climber found in wild in Sudhagad area, near Mumbai…..
the leaves are almost 10 inches long……….
I was told by locals that when their cattle get injured, they make a paste of these leaves and apply it on the wound.
it is some Asclepiadaceae member
a Heterostemma species .. can be H. dalzelli. can be found in Snajay Gandhi National park, Silionda trail.
Yes, Cosmostigma is correct
91 ID wild plant: 16 images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 06.06.2021, 05.25pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: climbing, branches, big stem but flexible, long lasting
Height: 06 meters
Leaves: opposite, heart shaped, apex, smooth but a strange smell if rubbed (smell like coriander+ decayed garlic), purple spotted base
Flower: diameter:08mm, yellow with black spots, mild fragrance
Fruit: oval green
Camera: mobile LG K10 2017 13mp
Cosmostigma racemosum (Roxb.) Wight
Yes, it is …, Thank you very much.
Sharing more information: it’s leaves smell is like asafoetida, when rubbed.
Nice set … and agree with … For Id,
WCSP Catalogue of Life (syn. of Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br.) The Plant List Ver. 1.1 (Cosmostigma racemosum Wight is a synonym of Cosmostigma cordatum (Poir.) M.R.Almeida) Flora of Karnataka
Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post Flowers of India India Biodiversity Portal Larval Host Plants Wikimedia Commons An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- details)