Parsonsia alboflavescens (Dennst.) Mabb. (Images by Sourav Mahmud (Id by Tapas Chakrabarty & Surajit Koley) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) & Dinesh Valke (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))



PLANTS OF INDIA, DICOTYLEDONS, Vol-I (Acanthaceae-Avicenniaceae) authored by
S. Karthikeyan, M. Sanjappa and S.
Moorthy and published by BSI, Kolkata in 2009
is an important document for
names, authority and distribution of Apocynaceae
species in India.
As per this document (Karthikeyan
et al., 2009) following species of Parsonsia occur in India:
Parsonsia alboflavescens (Dennst.) Mabb.   
     Var. alboflavescens (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Eastern, Northeast India and Pennisular India                                                                    

      Var. penangiana (King &
Gamble) M. Gangop. & Chakrab. (Nicobar Islands)


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution

(Dennst.) Mabberley
Shrub Western
Ghats,& Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Tiruchchirappalli


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Parsonsia alboflavescens Parsonsia spiralis Apocynaceae Spiral-Vined Silkpod

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Parsonsia ‎(Apocynaceae) : 4 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Parsonsia ‎(Apocynaceae)

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Please check whether it occurs in Andamans.  I think Flora of India volume 1 contains the details.

Thanks, …, Yes, it does occur in Andamans.

I have added little information on the genus vide- Karthikeyan et al. 2009.


Pl. go through Parsonsia (‎‎Apocynaceae) page with images of species (done by me) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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