Strychnos minor Dennst., Reis. Br.-Guiana 33 1818. (syn: Strychnos beddomei C. B. Cl.; Strychnos dubia A. W. Hill; Strychnos laurina Thw.; Strychnos lenticellata A. W. Hill; Strychnos merrillii A. W. Hill; Strychnos micrantha Thw.; Strychnos multiflora Benth.; Strychnos septemnervis C. B. Cl.; Strychnos silvicola A. W. Hill; Strychnos similis A. W. Hill; Strychnos thonningii Solered.);
Tropical Asia to Santa Cruz Islands: Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, India, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Queensland, Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
India, Sri Lanka, Nicobar Isl. (Great Nicobar Isl.), Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Solomons, Philippines, Sumatra (incl. Simeulue Isl.), peninsular Malaysia, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Flores), Borneo, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Bismarck Arch. (New Britain), Solomons, Australia (Queensland, Northern Territory) as per Catalogue of Life;


Submission of Strychnos colubrina L., : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

I wish to add one more species to Loganiaceae
Plant name: Strychnos colubrina L.,
Ver.names: Snake wood tree (Eng.); Naagamushti (Tel.)
Family: Loganiaceae

Thanks, …

There are many Strychnos colubrina with different authorship; S. colubrina Bl is S.wallichi;
https://commons.wikimedia.Category:Strychnos_colubrina the images have tendrils; presence of tendril is important character; when ii is a old mature tree tendrils grow woody; we had observed some with weak tendrils. It is identified with the help of BSI, B.Suryanaraayana Sir-author of Flora of Nellore district; 


I am adding few more images.

After your comments I have again referred other books available with me; Sorry for the incorrect identification; it indicates the plant as Strychnos minor Dennst.  Syn.  Strychnos lenticellata Hill, 
Tendrils bifid thickened; leaf apex acute; nerve reticulations raised beneath; berry crustaceous. Please make corrections.

Thanks, …, for the final id as Strychnos minor Dennst.
To me also appear closer to this species as per


yes it is Strychnos minor; attaching one more image of bifurcated, woody tendril


364 ID wild climber: 14 high res. images.
Please ID wild climber,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 07SEP2022, 11.30am
Habitat: wild moisture, misty hill, wind
Plant habit: climbing, branches, hard woody stem 07 inches base circumference, rough black bark, hooks, long lasting
Height: 06 meters
Leaves: alternate, pinnate, leaflets opposite, elliptic, acute, simple glossy, size:14×7cm
Flower: axillary panicle racemose, clustered, diameter:07mm, off-white, bad fragrance
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Please check Strychnos sp.

Yes, it is very close to Strychnos minor, thank you very much for ID my plant

I think flowers look different as per images at
Also could not find a match as per

Strychnos vanprukii Craib – Mothirakanjiram is distributed in Kerala – Please check the match with description in the local flora.

Strychnos colubrina…..?

Thank you very much for the ID suggestion. Flower image is very close to flowersofindia website image, but my plant is a true woody climber having bad smelled flowers.

I think it appears close to images by Dr. M.Sanjappa at Strychnos lenticellata, as per Flora of Peninsular india.

Sharing stem images and more informations.
Plant habit: climbing, branches, hard woody flaked stem 07 inches base circumference, rough black bark, hooks/tendrils, ringed stem nodes, roots on stem in favourable circumstances, long lasting
Supporting tree: Xanthophyllum flavescens
3 high res. image.


ID 06/21/10/23: 2 high res. images.
Please identify this climber from a sacred grove at Kozhikode Kerala

Leaves opposite? Produce latex ?

No latex is seen; looks like Strychnos species

It shows Tendrils as well……

I think it is

Can you please provide a key for Strychnose species of India?

Pl. see comparative images at




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