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Cynanchum callialata: Mulshi near Pune: I found this Asclepiadaceae climber in Sep 2012 on road towards Lavasa.
After carefully observing the pictures I think this is Cynanchum callialata.
Ref FOS By Shrikantji.
Tall climber with opposite leaves. Flowers tiny(Less than a cm) in umbellate cymes.
It was a surprise for me when members visiting VOF were showing different Cynanchum species. I could find this one from Western ghats


Flora Picture of The Year 2012 : Dr. Satish Phadke: Cyananchum callialatum
I get fascinated by the radial symmetry and the geometry present in flowers of most of the species of Asclepiadaceae.
It was a joy for me when I came across this species in Mulshi area on way to Lavasa .
It is a climber with tiny flowers of less than a cm.
I could find the ID from the book Flowers of Sahyadri. I posted the pictures on the group when VOF week was going on in full swing.
On searching the Efloraofindia I was surprised to know that this species was not shared by anybody so far.
I was disappointed that nobody took notice of the post.
Presenting my Flora Picture of The Year 2013.
Cyananchum callialatum

Its very beautiful flora pic of d year n me glad that u found this beauty near Pune area, thanks fo sharing such innovative plant ūüôā

Very very beautiful flora pic, …
This species seems to very close to Cynanchum tunicatum from the descriptions we can gather that C. callialatum has 2-winged follicle while C. tunicatum is not winged.
Slightly weaker difference is that C. tunicatum is fewer flowered per umbel.
Had a tough time to identify my Cynanchum plant sighted at base of Koraigad on 15 OCT 10 and 06 OCT 12 … I would perhaps need to post a query for validating ID my plant.
… – there is an inadvertent typo in your post – Cyananchum.
You may edit the typos by editing them in the database.


Ascalpidiace or Apocynace id from Bangladesh _sm_3002¬†: 4 posts by 2 authors.¬†Attachments¬†(1)¬†‚Äď 2 Mb.

Habitat : sandy bush

Location : Saint Martin Island, Bangladesh
Flowering : November
Photo taken : Nov, 2018


Pl. check comparative images at Apocynaceae

Closest I can reach is some Cynanchum species as per comparative images.

Agreed, …

But, species level identification is difficult. because of data conflict !!! for example –
I will go with Cynanchum callialatum
Leaves appears to be quite variable as per GBIF specimens from India.
CoL treats Cynanchum tunicatum (Retz.) Alston as a syn. of Vincetoxicum callialatum (Buchanan-Hamilton ex Wight) Kuntze (syn: Cynanchum callialatum Buch.-Ham. ex Wight)
However, POWO treats them as different with only, 
Cynanchum callialatum Buch.-Ham. ex Wight having distribution in Bangladesh. 

Thanks for the update, Sir ji.

However, there is another species in Bangladesh, in which leaves are more cordate –¬†




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