Parsonsia alboflavescens (Dennst.) Mabb., Taxon 26: 532 1977. (Syn: Aganosma concanensis Hook.; Aganosma laevigata (Moon) J.Graham; Apocynum reticulatum L.; Apocynum reticulatum Lour.; Apocynum vincifolium Burm.f.; Chaetosus volubilis Benth.; Cudicia trichotoma Buch.-Ham. ex Dillwyn; Echites laevigatus Moon; Echites spiralis Blanco; Helicandra sinensis Hook. & Arn.; Heligme javanica (Blume) Blume; Heligme korthalsiana Miq.; Heligme minahassae Teijsm. & Binn.; Heligme rheedei Wight [Illegitimate]; Heligme spiralis (Wall. ex G.Don) Thwaites; Helyga javanica Blume; Lyonsia sumatrana Ridl.; Lyonsia viridiflora F.M.Bailey; Parsonsia acuminata Wall. [Invalid]; Parsonsia aterinervia Elmer [Invalid]; Parsonsia confusa Merr.; Parsonsia cumingiana A.DC.; Parsonsia helicandra Hook. & Arn.; Parsonsia howii Tsiang; Parsonsia javanica (Blume) K.Schum. [Illegitimate]; Parsonsia korthalsiana (Miq.) Boerl.; Parsonsia kunstleri King & Gamble; Parsonsia laevigata (Moon) Alston; Parsonsia longipedunculata Merr.; Parsonsia magnifolia Elmer; Parsonsia minahassae (Teijsm. & Binn.) Koord.; Parsonsia momiensis Kaneh. & Hatus.; Parsonsia oblancifolia Merr.; Parsonsia oblonga Wall. ex G.Don; Parsonsia oblongifolia Merr.; Parsonsia panniculata Pichon; Parsonsia pauciflora Wall. [Invalid]; Parsonsia reticulata (L.) Woodson; Parsonsia rheedei Fern.-Vill. [Illegitimate]; Parsonsia spiralis Wall. ex G.Don; Parsonsia spiralis Vidal [Illegitimate]; Periploca alboflavescens Dennst.; Spirostemon spiralis Griff.);
Cambodia, India (E-, NE- & peninsular India), Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand,
Vietnam, Taiwan, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan), Ryukyu Isl., peninsular
Malaysia (widespread), Australia (Northern Territory: NE-Arnhem Land), Andaman
Isl. (North Andaman Isl., Middle Andaman Isl., South Andaman Isl., Little
Andaman Isl.), Nicobar Isl. (Car Nicobar Isl., North Nicobar Isl., Central
Nicobar Isl., Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Assam, Bangladesh,

Cambodia, Laos, Borneo, Java, Moluccas, Philippines (Batan Isl., Babuyan Isl.,
Luzon, Catanduanes, Mindoro, Sibuyan, Panay, Dinagat, Bucas Grande), Sulawesi,
Sumatra, Bismarck Arch., New Guinea, Solomons, Singapore
as per Catalogue of Life;

par-SONS-ee-uh — named for James Parsons, London physician and botanical author
al-bow-flav-ES-enz — from the Greek albo (white) and flavescens (becoming yellow)

commonly known as: spiral-vined silkpod • Malayalam: ezhuthani, kudici-kodi, wallia-pal-valli • Marathi: नागलकुडा nagalkuda

Native of: China, Japan, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malaysia, Philippines


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Climber Id from Bangladesh SM005 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Habit: Climber

Habitat: Mangrove

Fruiting: June

Location: Char-kukri Mukri Island

Picture taken: June,2013


Parsonsia alboflavesce ?


It occurs in the Andamans. If it is occurring in Bangladesh also then the identity is correct.


Thanks, …, There is only this one species of Parsonsia found in India.


 

 

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Climber Id from Bangladesh SM010 : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).  

Cryptolepis ?
Habit: Herb
Habitat: A village road along the river associated with regular tidal flow
Location: Charkukru Mukri Island
Flowering: June


Looks like some Apocynaceae sp.. Check for Parsonia sp..


The flower looks like Parsonsia alboflavescens


There is only this one species of Parsonsia found in India, if Id is correct.


There is one species of Parsonsia found in Bangladesh also …


Kindly conault Fl of INDIA VOL 1 AND The family Apocynacee of Andaman – Nicobar Islands– M. Gangopadhyay & T. Chakrabarty –J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 16(1): 27 –59. 1992. 


 

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Anmod Ghat :: Parsonsia alboflavescens :: DVFEB69/102 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.

Anmod Ghat NH4A descending from Anmod, Karnataka to Mollem, Goa

Date: 23 APR 2011 Altitude: descends from about 640 m asl to 90 m asl
Parsonsia alboflavescens (Dennst.) Mabb. (family: Apocynaceae)


Elegant pics …


 

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ID KANNUR 04 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 MB or more. 

Please identify this climber from Kannur District of Kerala. Only fruits are available for this probable Asclepiadaceae….


May be Gymnema cuspidatum (Thunb.) Kuntze or Gymnema indicum (M.A. Rahman & Wilcock) Karthik. & Moorthy require flowers.


Mostly Parsonsia (spiralis)


New name is Parsonsia alboflavescens
https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Spiral-Vined%20Silkpod.html


After going through the images at Parsonsia alboflavescens, I also agree with …


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A climber for re-identification please : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

It is a climber belonging to Asclepiadacae mostly, may be a member of Apocyanaceae.
Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Please check again


A kind of Vincetoxicum


Thank you Sir
Could it be Vincetoxicum hirundinaria ? or any Cynanchum species
I am looking for specific name.


Pl. Check comparative images in efi site. 


Does not matches with images of Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik.
Marsdenia tingens in FOI : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Images of Marsdenia tingens in FOI  should be of Parsonsia alboflavescens rather than those of Marsdenia tingens (Roxb.) P.I. Forster as per images, details and references herein.

Corrected now

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