IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)

Salacia oblonga Wall., Numer. List 4226 1831. (Syn: Comocladia serrata Blanco);

 
¿ say-luh-SEE-ah ? — genus perhaps named for Salacia, Neptune’s wife, goddess of sea in Roman mythology … Wikipedia
ob-LON-guh — oblong; oblong-leaved … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: oblong-leaved salaciaKannada: ಏಕನಾಯಕ ekanayakaMalayalam: പൊൻകൊരണ്ടി ponkorandiTamil: பொங்கொரந்தி ponkorantiTulu: ಏಕನಾಯಕೆ ekanayake


Salacia oblonga is strangling shrub native to India and Sri Lanka.[1]

In traditional medicines it is used for the treatment of diabetes.[2] Studies also show proof of its effectiveness in diabetes treatment.[3] The effectiveness of its extract works like modern prescription drugs against diabetes.[4] 
(From Wikipedia on 19.1.14)


 
Stout climbers, branchlets densely lenticellate, lenticels elongate. Leaves to 21 x 8 cm, oblong, acute or obtuse at apex, acute at base, green when dry; nerves 8-10 pairs; petiole 1 cm long. Peduncle short, stout, many-flowered. Flowers many, greenish yellow; sepals 1.5 mm across, orbicular; petals 2.5 mm long, ovate. Berry ca. 4 cm across, orange-red, smooth.
Flowering and fruiting: March-May
Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
India and Sri Lanka

Salacia oblonga Wall. also placed in Hippocrateaceae
along Anmod Ghat on 23 APR 11


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This plant was spotted at Anmode Ghat. Climbing Shrub.
Branches were seen to be drooping. Flowers small in size.
Bot. name: Salacia oblonga ?
Family: Celastraceae 

I think it is the same Salacia oblonga as posted …


Salacia oblonga, one of the species commonly known as Ponkorandi in Malayalam


Yes sir, It is matching with the Salacia oblonga, cupular flowers, leaf shape etc.


 

 

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Names of Plants in India :: Salacia oblonga Wall. : 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > Salacia oblonga Wall. … family: Celastraceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth 
¿ say-luh-SEE-ah ? — genus perhaps named for Salacia, Neptune’s wife, goddess of sea in Roman mythology Wikipedia
ob-LON-guh — oblong; oblong-leavedDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: oblong-leaved salaciaKannada: ಏಕನಾಯಕ ekanayakaMalayalam: പൊൻകൊരണ്ടി ponkorandiTamil: பொங்கொரந்தி ponkorantiTulu: ಏಕನಾಯಕೆ ekanayake
botanical names: Salacia oblonga Wall. … synonyms: Comocladia serrata Blanco … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
April 23, 2011 … along Anmod Ghat    

 
 

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