Dimetia scandens (Roxb.) R.J.Wang, Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 67: 118 (2013). (syn: Hedyotis polycarpa R.Br. ex G.Don; Hedyotis scandens Roxb.; Hedyotis subscandens Griff. in W.Griffith; Hedyotis volubilis R.Br. ex Wall.; Oldenlandia scandens (Roxb.) Kuntze; Petesia hita Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) as per WCSP;
Central Himalaya to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Khagai niumba; Pinase lahara, Kanchiru, Baksi lahara, Bokri lahara., Kannasey lahara     

Large climbing shrub 2-3m. Stems glabrous or minutely pubescent, terete.Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, sessile or very shortly petiolate; lamina elliptic or lanceolate, 3-15 x 1-4.5cm, acuminate or caudate, base cuneate, glabrous, with thickened revolute margin; stipules connate, forming a small, broad shallow cup with two lateral cups. Inflorescence a terminal trichotomously, branched panicle of flat-topped or domed cymes; axis peduncles and pedicels, densely puberulent; peduncle pairs subtended by a pair of linear spreading bracts; pedicels ebracted. Calyx c 5mm; tube short; lobes strap shaped, erect below, obtuse, minutely appressed puberulent outside, white farinose near apex and densely long beared with thick white hairs in lower part within. Stamens finally excerted; filaments minutely appressed-pubescent, c 4mm anthers c 1.2mm; pollen yellow. Style excerted, Wolly below bifid stigma. Seeds very numerous, plano convex with an irregularly angular wing like margin.

Fl. May-November; Fr. October-April.
Subtropical and warm broad-leaved forest, thickets, clearings and by roadsides and paths.
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal )

Hedyotis scandens D. Don SN 2017 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
An Undershrub from Arunachal near a stream. Hedyotis scandens D. Don

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I think Hedyotis scandens Roxb. (Rubiaceae)

The photos are really nice, but why the basic information regarding the primary observation regarding plant characters are lacking?!
I wish every post for identificaton should be with these basic observations.

This is Hedyotis scandens [Rubiaceae]


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Location: Suryavinayak Forest , Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 11 September 2016


1. opposite phyllotaxy, with intra petiolar stipules; 4- and 5-merous flowers on the same plant, gamopetalous corolla, hairs on the mouth of corolla tube, bifid stigma,-made me to guess(conclude) the plant belongs to Rubiaceae.

Hedyotis scandens Roxb.
Nepali Names : बाख्री लहरा Bakhree Laharaa  / आंख्ले झार  aankhle Jhaar / बोके लहरा Boke Laharaa / दुधे लहरा Dudhe Laharaa / निमाने झार iNimaane Jhaar / तिते Tite

Location: Balaju, Mudkhu, Kathmandu  
Date: 31 August 2013
Altitude: 4800 ft.
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Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal

Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 26 August 2016
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I guess the new name is Dimetia scandens (Roxb.) R.J.Wang !

Quite different!, could it be Oldenlandia lancifolia

There is no doubt about its ID as Hedyotis scandens Roxb.
Only I wanted to bring to the group members that I have noticed new name for it in the POWO and the CofL.


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Location: Balaju, Katthmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4600ft.
Date: 31 August 2013

RubiaceaeIs it a shrub ?

It is shrub.

Yes to me also appear close to images under threads at Dimetia scandens

Did not find Dimetia scandens in Google.

Found in WCSP only.


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Sharing some pictures for identification. Shot at Sundarijal at 5000 ft on 24 July 2016.

Another Rubiaceaen member

Pl. check with images at Dimetia scandens
To me appears close.



ID please- Shillong- BR7- 100416 : 2 posts by 1 author. No images can be seen now.
I am sending herewith the pictures of some plants, collected from Shillong, Meghalaya. It will greatful if these specimens get identified.

Hedyotis scandens D. Don

Sir, It is Hedyotis scandens (Rubiaceae).