Periploca calophylla (Wight) Falc., Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1: 115 1841. (syn: Periploca calophylla var. calophylla ; Streptocaulon calophyllum Wight);
China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, India (NE-India,
subtropical & temperate Himalayas, Upper Gangetic Plains, Darjeeling), Jammu
& Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin,
Mandalay), Bhutan, Sikkim as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Pretty-Leaved Silkflower Vine
Extensive, wiry twiner. Leaves narrowly ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 4-8 x 0.5-2.2cm, apex long acuminate to caudate, base cuneate; petiole 1.5-3mm. Flowers yellow green, pinkish to purple red, in 5-15 flowered cymes. Cyme branches 3-9mm long, slender; pedicels 2-3mm. Calyx lobes c 2mm long, minutely ciliate. Corolla tube c 1mm long; lobes 5-6 x c 2mm, glabrous or puberulent within, margins often recurved; central lobe of corolline coronal scale 3-5mm long, pubescent. stamens beared on their backs, c 1.5mm high. Follicles 8-17 x 0.5-0.7cm. Seeds 1-1.3 x c o.1 cm; coma 3-4cm.
Warm broad-leaved forests, 900-2000m.
(Attributions- A.J.C. Grierson & D.G. Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RGoB and RBGE. 1999 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Addition of Periploca calophylla to your database : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Sending two photos of a much branched climber Periploca calophylla (Asclepiadaceae) for addition to your website.
Photographed in: Shillong, Dec. 2017
Alt: 1500m asl
Thanks, …, for superb addition.
Periploca calophylla for id validation- NS March 2018::01 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
This taxon has recently been added to eFI database, I am posting supplementary images of the same, for addition as well as validation.
I hope the identification is right.
Periploca calophylla, recorded from near Dehradun, Uttrakhand, I had seen it elsewhere also, but never in flowers
Yes to me also appear close to images at Periploca calophylla
on target … it is Periploca calophylla
Thanks … for confirming..
I had encountered this climber in vegetative phase many times, but no idea what it could be, finding it in flowers solved the mystery for me..!!