Gardneria ovata Wall., Fl. Ind. 1: 400 1820. (Syn: Gardneria wallichii Wight ex Wall.);

Small glabrous climbers. Leaves to 10 x 5 cm, ovate, abruptly acuminate, acute at base, entire; nerves 4 or 5 pairs; petiole 1 cm long. Cymes axillary, 3-5-flowered, peduncled; bracts ovate, acute. Flowers pedicellate; calyx shallowly 4-lobed, lobes obtuse; ciliate; corolla orange-yellow, lobes 5 mm long, basely united, oblong, acute; stamens 4, attached at the base of corolla lobes; ovary 2-celled, glabrous; style subulate. Berry 7 x 6 mm, globose, blue; seeds 2, cup-shaped, with pulpy placenta on concave surface.

Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Evergreen and shola forests, also in sacred groves





Nilgiris: Asclepiadaceae climber for identification 180713MK01 : Attachments (12).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Please help me to identify this climber found common in the periphery of wet forests of Nilgiris.
Leaf: 10 cm long
Flower: 1 cm across

Date: 20 Jun 2013
Alt.: 2300 m asl
Place: Kothagiri, Nilgiris, TN

This plant is Gardneria ovata Wall. belongs to Loganiaceae

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Gardneria ovata Wall. SN may 431 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).

Gardneria ovata Wall, Fam: Loganiaceae
climbing shrub, tidiandmul area of Coorg, Karnataka