Stephania glandulifera Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. III, 18: 15 1866. ;
Nepal, India (Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya), N- and E-Thailand, Bhutan, Sikkim as per Catalogue of Life;
India: E. Himalayas and N.E. India, 450 – 1740 m. Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya as per BSI Flora of India;

Large climbing shrubs or woody vines. Roots are large tubers with fibrous roots below, globose, round or oval and other irregular shapes as elephant dung dropping, whitish brownish, smooth or slightly rough, deep yellow inside. Stems striate, brown, rough, fissured, branchlets fleshly. Leaves simple, suborbicular, subcordate or deltoid, 5-11 x 4-10 cm across, base subcordate or subtruncate, margin entire, apex acute or obtuse with mucronate tip, chartaceous, membranous, dark green, glabrous above, paler glaucous beneath, strong basal veins 5-7 towards the apex, 3-5 towards the base from the petiole, impressed above and slightly prominent beneath, veinlets very slender, finely reticulate, petiole slender, thickened at the base, attached about 1-1.5 cm inside the lamina from the base, about 7-15 cm long. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, umbellate cymes, pedunculate. Flowers unisexual, greenish yellow. Male inflorescence in axillary umbellate cymes. Male flowers, sepals 6-8, in series, ovate-obovate, apex obtuse, glandular, papillose on dorsal side, petals 3-4, thick, orbicular, base cuneate, apex obtuse, synandrium peltate, about 1 mm long. Female flowers greenish yellow, narrow cuneate, glabrous, style short, stigma 5-fid or lobed. Fruits drupes, subglobose or obovoid, slightly compressed, about 7-10 x 5-7 mm across, sessile, endocarp bony with erect tubercles, about 5 mm long, cotyledons oblong, apex obtuse.

Mixed tropical and subtropical forests, altitude about 450-1740 m.
Local Distribution: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura. 
Global Distribution: Asia: India, Myanmar, Nepal.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India from India Biodiversity Portal)


Cissampelos pareira L. (accepted name) : 17 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (14)

Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 26 August 2016
Nepali Names : बाटुलपाते Baatulpaate / गुदरगानो Gudargaano/ जलुको Jaluko  / बाटुले लहरा Baatule Laharaa / पाठा Paathaa 

This does not look like Cissampelos to me…

I tried my best though it is so confusing ! Please suggest if otherwise !

Please check under Stephania in eFI.

Difficult !
Stephania glabra (Roxb.) Miers (accepted name) ??

Thanks, …, for Id.
Appears close to Stephania glabra as per images at VoF Week: 02092012 BS1 Climber for id from Pipalkoti

It is Stephania sp.
Kindly check your local flora.
Appears slightly different from S. glabra.

It has suggested it could be Stephania glandulifera Miers, .
Request for your opinion please.

Thanks, … Appears close as per images at

Thank you for the ID.
Stephania glandulifera Miers (accepted name)
Nepali Names :  गुजर गानो Gujar Gaano / बिराल गानो Biraal Gaano/ बाटुल पाते Baatul Paate 


Stephania glandulifera Miers ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 400 kb each.

Location: Suryabinayak, Nepal  
Date: 29 July 2018
Elevation: 4400 ft.
Habit : Wild 

To me also appear close to images at Stephania glandulifera


Stephania glandulifera Miers: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Kathmandu, Central Nepal
Altitude: 1500 m.
Date : 05 July 2021
Habitat : Wild


SK 2976 18 September 2021: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 700 m.
Date: 13 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Stephania glandulifera Miers ??

Yes, it appears so.
These are male flowers.


MS,Dec.,2021/13 Stephania sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.930 m
Date : 02-05-2018 (fl.) & 07-03-2014 (fr.)
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild

I think close to images at Stephania glandulifera Miers as per comparative images at Stephania



References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  BSI Flora of India  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  Bihrmann  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal  ZipcodeZoo  Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By P. J. Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003- details with keys)