Secamone emetica (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult., Syst. Veg. 6: 124 1820. (syn: Periploca emetica Retz.);

Scandent subshrubs. Leaves 4-5.5 x 1.5 cm, linear-elliptic, apex acute, base decurrent, margins recurved, pubescent beneath, lateral nerves indistinct, subsessile. Cymes axillary, trichotomously branched; peduncles 0.5 cm; calyx lobes 0.5 mm, ovate, ciliate; corolla lobes twisted either to the left or right, 2 x 1 mm, oblong, ovate or acute at apex; corona staminal, of 5 scales; ovary 0.7 mm. Follicles paired, 7.5 x 0.8 cm, blunt at base and tapering at apex.

Flowering and fruiting: May-November
Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

ARJUL55 Asclepiadaceae climber for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Bangalore July 2014

Secamone? sp

Yes it is Secamone emetica (Retz.) R.Br ex Schult

Secamone emetica (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult SN Oct29 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Secamone emetica (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult,
common wild climber in the hills of Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu

03092017BHAR2 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.


Secamone emetica (Retz.) R. Br. ex Schult. [Apocynaceae].

Appears to be Secamone emetica from Apocyanaceae
I have also recorded this during 2016 from Yelagiri Hills.

Which place did you recorded in Yelagiri?
I just had a walk down hills in roads through the hair pin bends and found it.

In the foothill. I made a walk from the plains towards the hill. I went upto 5th bend and came down.

Unknown Plant from Manipur: 2 images.
Requesting species ID of the unknown climber observed from the tropical forest of Langol in Manipur.
Time of Observation: December, 2021

Pl. check Apocynaceae:

Could not find any match as per comparative images at

Pentasachme wallichii Wight ??

Secamone emetica.

Yes, appears close as per images at


Apocynaceae: Secamone emetica (Retz.) Schult.: 1 high res. image.
synonym: Periploca emetica Retz.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997




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