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.
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..!!
Sikkim flora- UP-july-1 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Id of the climber pl- (belonging to Apocynaceae family)
Any Cynanchum sp.? Just guessing..
Does not seem to match with any of the similar species as per comparative images at Apocynaceae
I do not think so as per Cryptolepis
Two hours !
Periploca calophylla (Wight) Falc. !!!
Secamone emetica, Apocynaceae member,
Though Secamone emetica appears close, it is different from the posted plant and also does not have any distribution in the North India.
I think, Periploca calophylla
Please check Periploca calophylla.
References: Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos IPNI BSI Flora of India checklist Flora of China FOC illustration Flora of Pakistan Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Encyclopaedia of Life (Specimen) Flowers of India Bhutan Biodiversity Portal POWO