Dolichosandra unguis-cati ?

Id of Flower : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Please help in identifying this flower.
Location – Empress Garden, Pune
Date –23.03.2013 at 4.00pm.

Seems to be Adenocalymna comosum, the yellow trumpet vine?

Possibly it could be Cat’s Claw, Dolichandra unguis-cati.

Image is not clear but looks like !



Liane from Chennai for identification 180711MK01:

Please help me to identify this woody climber found in the campus of IIT-M, Chennai. I had not observed any flowers of fruits in this.



Location- Place, Altitude, GPS

IIT-M, Chennai; 10m asl

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-


Plant Habit-shrub/

large climber


ca. 5-8 m

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

alternate; 10 x 7cm

I like the table in which you presented the information of the plant. 

I may not be able to id this plant without flowers.

I am resurfacing the thread as well as adding new pictures of the same plant. Please help me in identifying this climber found growing in the campus of IIT-M, Chennai. It looks like an ornamental, though I have no idea on the species.
Date: 22 April 2015
Place: IIT-M campus, Chennai
Alt.: 25 m asl
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Looking at the calyx tube, it could be a species of Thunbergia.  Not sure.

Thunbergia species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 

Calyx looks like that of Bignoniaceae; very similar to hosted at

But in that case it should not be wild in our country.

I have seen the plant reported at the website by … It does not tally. I have seen the plant Macfadyenay unguiscatii here. The leaves are quite different. The leaves have tendrils like a hook. In the plant reported by  Muthuji  the leaves are quite different.  We need to explore further. … may help in getting the photograph of the flower, if he can !

Not only that, Sir, but also we will have to take account of leaf character … reported, i.e. alternate leaves.

But is it so?
Please check modified 2x size image attached herewith.

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Thanks …, Noted your comments.  Let us wait for the flowers.

Yes …, the plant looks the same as in the link you provided

and the plant I posted is planted as ornamental only not a wild one


Is it Dolichandra unguis cati? : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Is it Dolichandra unguis cati?
Images are from Pune Maharashtra India.
This huge climber growing on the tree and walls near British council Library Pune on Fergusson road. The leaves have two leaflets it seems. Firmly fixing to the host tree.
My take is Bignoniaceae.
Obviously looks like introduced one probably by Britishers….

To add Clicked in Feb 2015

Your suggested id seems correct to me.

Looks different. Nevertheless pl check the leaves for a pair of claw like structure for it’s ID. I could not spot it.

i agree with … the cats claw is very distinct. see it on this picture. once you see it, it remains in the memory bank for ever

Thanks, …
But it is very difficult to see close up details in these.
May I request you to pl. post original image of 5042s to check the details.

I find possibility of Dolichandra unguis-cati

Checked with … It is Dolichanda unguis cati

Images are not clear but looks close.