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China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, Afghanistan (Farah, Ghazni, Kabul, Kunar / Nuristan, Parwan), India (temperate Himalayas), Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh, Kashmir), Nepal, Pakistan (Kurram, Waziristan, Chitral, Swat, Murree), Pakistani Kashmir (Astor, Baltistan), European Russia, Turkey (E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia,N-Anatolia, NE-An atolia, S-Anatolia, SE-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia, SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia), Cyprus (C-Mountains), East Aegaean Isl., Lebanon (C-Lebanon), Syria (NW-Syria, W-Syrian Mountains), Iran (NE-Iran: Mts.), Bhutan, Sikkim, Chumbi as per Catalogue of Life;
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As per efi thread:

I found it to be not V. hirundinaria as the description in Flowers of the Himalaya states: ‘Corolla c. 5mm across, with nearly hairless triangular lobes‘ and ‘calyx-lobes triangular, nearly as long as corolla‘ for V. hirundinria.

The plants here have hair on the inside of corolla lobes and calyx is much shorter than the corolla. The description matches more closely to the Cynanchum glaucum in Flora Simlensis: ‘Calyx about half as long as the corolla. Corolla hairy on the inner surface.
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Tibetan Medicinal Plant treats C. glaucum (V. glaucum) as a synonym of V. canescens and describes it as:
Corolla yellow or green fading to greenish orange; tube approximately 1mm; lobes ovate, 2-3 x 1.5 mm, hairless outside, sparsely hirsute inside; sepals less than 1mm.’
But the authors treat it as part of the larger V. hirundinaria group perhaps because medicinal properties are similar.
FOP says: ‘Perennial undershrub, c. 15-70 cm tall, erect to twining, pubescent. Leaves 4-7 cm x 1.8-6 cm, ovate-lanceolate or cordate, glabrous to pubescent, entire, acute to acuminate. Flowers clustered in the leaf axils. Pedicels 4-5 mm long. Calyx lobes c. 1.5 mm long, lobes oblong to lanceolate, acute. Corolla c. 4 mm long, cream to greenish, lobes hairy on the inner surface. Corona lobes 5, obtuse. Follicles 5-6 x 1-1.5 (-2) cm, gradually tapering towards the tip.
Fl. Per.: June-September.’
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Another plant for ID ABJUL01/38 : 9 posts by 3 authors. 5 images.

I just edited these photos from my earlier walk. I found this growing at about 2300m. The fruit was like a green chilly. Please help identify it.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
2300m
09 July, 2016

It may be Cynanchum sp. (family Asclepidaceae).


Looks like an Apocynaceae.


Thank you … I saw this plant on my walk on Sunday again. There were no flowers this time but the beans were in pairs. I plucked one leaf to check for the milky sap but there was none. I am not sure what I did wrong. Perhaps I should have broken the leaf in stead of expecting milky sap from the leaf stem.


Not all Apocynaceae has milky latex. Not Asclepiadaceae is merged under Apocynaceae.


Thanks, … I think seem to match with images at Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik.  syn. Cynanchum vincetoxicum 


Thanks, …, asking for review at Vincetoxicum canescens ABMAY01/2018
I agree with him for Vincetoxicum canescens as per keys, details and photographs at
Looks different from Vincetoxicum hirundinaria as per
Identification of this plant is pending from Chakrata region, now in VOF week, there was a similar upload by …

named Cynanchum vincetoxicum… I think this is the same plant… hope to get any comments this time…


I hope Cynanchum vincetoxicum


Thanks, …, asking for review at Vincetoxicum canescens ABMAY01/2018
I agree with him for Vincetoxicum canescens as per keys, details and photographs at
Looks different from Vincetoxicum hirundinaria as per

This herb was shot from near Chakrata in May 2012. Nearly 60-70 cm high, leaves opposite decussate, flowers in terminal cymes, greenish-yellow, should be an Asclepidaceae member…


I am resending this for id, this looks like an Apocyanaceae member…id please


Should this be Cyananchum vincetoxicum….


I am agree with …


Thanks, …, asking for review at Vincetoxicum canescens ABMAY01/2018
I agree with him for Vincetoxicum canescens as per keys, details and photographs at
Looks different from Vincetoxicum hirundinaria as per


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My Pending Identifications: Chakrata- Cynanchum ??:: NS MARCH 23 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

This small hardy shrub was shot from Chakrata-Tiuni Motor-Marg..
Only follicles observed, is this a Cynanchum ??


Cynanchum species so far in efi 


It is Cynanchum vincetoxicum



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Vincetoxicum canescens ABMAY01/2018 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)

I found this milkweed near home this time. I had photographed it earlier and posted to the group here. Revisiting the ID, I found it to be not V. hirundinaria as the description in Flowers of the Himalaya states: ‘Corolla c. 5mm across, with nearly hairless triangular lobes‘ and ‘calyx-lobes triangular, nearly as long as corolla‘ for V. hirundinria.
The plants here have hair on the inside of corolla lobes and calyx is much shorter than the corolla. The description matches more closely to the Cynanchum glaucum in Flora Simlensis: ‘Calyx about half as long as the corolla. Corolla hairy on the inner surface.
Tibetan Medicinal Plant treats C. glaucum (V. glaucum) as a synonym of V. canescens and describes it as:
Corolla yellow or green fading to greenish orange; tube approximately 1mm; lobes ovate, 2-3 x 1.5 mm, hairless outside, sparsely hirsute inside; sepals less than 1mm.’
But the authors treat it as part of the larger V. hirundinaria group perhaps because medicinal properties are similar.
FOP says: ‘Perennial undershrub, c. 15-70 cm tall, erect to twining, pubescent. Leaves 4-7 cm x 1.8-6 cm, ovate-lanceolate or cordate, glabrous to pubescent, entire, acute to acuminate. Flowers clustered in the leaf axils. Pedicels 4-5 mm long. Calyx lobes c. 1.5 mm long, lobes oblong to lanceolate, acute. Corolla c. 4 mm long, cream to greenish, lobes hairy on the inner surface. Corona lobes 5, obtuse. Follicles 5-6 x 1-1.5 (-2) cm, gradually tapering towards the tip.
Fl. Per.: June-September.
I made some measurements too:
Plants 40-80cm tall, pubescent. Leaves c. 5cm x 7cm, bottom ones smaller and blunt-tipped, hairy on the nerves underneath and on the edges. Flowers greenish-yellow c. 1cm across, 5-7 petals (lobes), smooth outside but hairy on the inside; sepals narrow c. 1.5-2mm each. Pedicels 4-5mm.
And since the plants are flowering at the moment, I can say Late-April is more correct than June.
Considering the above information, I would like to think that the plants here (and on our site) are V. canescens. Please advise.
Vincetoxicum canescens
Near Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
1800m approx.
30 April 2018

Thanks, …, I agree with you for Vincetoxicum canescens as per keys, details and photographs at
Looks different from Vincetoxicum hirundinaria as per

Seen this small erect shrub en-route Vasundhara falls from Mana village.
Bot. name: Cynanchum vincetoxicum
Family: Asclepiadaceae.
Date/Time: 11-08-2012 / 01:30PM


Again Beautiful Shot of rare plant


This should be Vincetoxicum canescens as per images and details herein.
On way to Vasudhara waterfall, which is 8 km away from Badrinath, this plant Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. (Asclepiadaceae) is a common herb along the track.

Chilli like fruits contains seeds which are dispersed by wind.


Attaching mine pics of the plant, from Chakrata, if only the id is rightly achieved..

This should be Vincetoxicum canescens as per images and details herein.
Looks different from Vincetoxicum hirundinaria as per
Flowers would have helped in final confirmation.


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SK1981 07 June 2019 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 750 kb each.
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2284 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. ??

This should be Vincetoxicum canescens as per images and details herein.
Looks different from Vincetoxicum hirundinaria as per

I checked this earlier and feel that it is not exactly matching. Sp. in the efi looks leaves are more hairy.
Vincetoxicum hirundinaria subsp. glaucum (Wall. ex Wight) H. Hara
SK 2246 26 October 2019 : 7 posts by 3 authors. 4 images- 5 to 6 mb each.

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.

Attachments (1)- 5 mb.


Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


seed pods remind me of those from many of Apocynaceae family.
its possible its the same

Asclepiadaceae ??

Yes, appears so as per Vincetoxicum canescens

Don’t you have the habit image ?


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SK 2641 29 June 2020 : 10 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Latha Bhanjyang, Phulchoki
Date: 20 June 2020
Elevation: 2162 m.
Habitat: Wild

Tylophora sp,


Vincetoxicum hirundinaria subsp. glaucum (Wall. ex Wight) H. Hara


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Vincetoxicum canescens (Willd.) Decne. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 7 mb.
Location: Latha Bhanjyang, Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 20 June  2020
Altitude: 2128 m.
Habitat : Wild
This looks slight difference from SK 2636 26 June 2020.

No, it something other than Vincetoxicum canescens 


But it is the same plants : SK 2246 26 October 2019


Yes, You are right. I got confused by habit and distorted pods.

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Identification required.- Location: Kulgam j & k.: 3 high res. images.
Habit:Small herb. 

Flowers :star shaped yellow coloured
Location:Kulgam j&k.

Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik.


We have Vincetoxicum canescens–  Here in Kashmir as per efloraofindia


You have this sp. also in JK !


It is V. hirundinaria with corolla glabrous inside, In V. canescens it is densely hairy inside. Both occur in Kashmir.


Corolla lobes are not clearly focused in the images, but I see some hairs.
It may be Vincetoxicum canescens.
May I request you to pl. post a clear image showing the corolla lobes and an image showing its calyx.


Going through the images in efi site I still fill this should be Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. !


Can not say until we see a clear image showing the corolla lobes and an image showing its calyx.


3 images.


Hairs are missing inside the corolla tube.


I see lot of hairs on corolla loves.


You do not see even a single hair on the corolla lobes at Vincetoxicum hirundinaria subsp. hirundinaria
While there are many in the posted image by …


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PM01-29072021- Plant ID from Kullu, HP: 4 images.
Habit- herb
habitat- wild, moist places, commonly encountered in P. roxburghii forest
altitude- 1600- 1800m
location- Kullu
date- June 2021


Vincetoxicum arnottianum (Wight) Wight ??  Please post open flower images.


Unfortunately I don’t have flower images.


I mean to say capture when it flower.


Thank u sir. I think it is differed from Vincetoxicum arnottianum.


Tylophora is more likely. What are the species reported from the area?


What are the species reported from the area?


Sir following Sp. reported from H.P:-
Tylophora tenerrima from Shoja area of Kullu as per  Flora of Kullu by Dayal Singh Dhaliwal and M sharma 1999.
T. govanii, T. hirsuta, T. tenerrima is reported from H.P as per Flora of HP by Chowdhery and Wadhwa 1984.
What about Vincetoxicum hirundinaria??? Reported from the same location where current plant was clicked.



Attaching list of Tylophora species found in Himachal Pradesh and ajdoining Himalayan state. Apologies for not replying to few old mails as i was in field since last week and is again heading for long exploration in North Himachal Pradesh so will be able to reply old mails and id corrections only in second week of September…
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On checking all these species, Vincetoxicum canescens is possible.
May I request you to pl. show the close up of the flower buds?



Sir I got recent images of this plant in fruiting stage.
3 images.


Please have look at the leaf and fruiting images in the link.
Research gate


Closest I can go is Vincetoxicum canescens only.


 


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References: The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI  Catalogue of Life  BSI Flora of India checklist  Flora of Pakistan  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of China  naturewonders  Türkiyebitkileri  Savvas Tryfonos Cyprus Plants Photography

Comments

  1. Saroj Kasaju

    I guess this sp. needs a review. I guess two sp, Vincetoxicum canescens (Willd.) Decne. and Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. are mixed up in this thread. And the sp. having distribution in Nepal and India looks like Vincetoxicum canescens subsp. canescens instead of Vincetoxicum canescens (Willd.) Decne. Also, CoL not showing distribution of Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. for India and Nepal. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:102706-1. https://www.gbif.org/species/7312218. https://www.catalogueoflife.org/data/taxon/5LRGZ. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:102810-1. https://www.gbif.org/species/5414548. https://www.catalogueoflife.org/data/taxon/7FRQX
    Thank you
    Saroj Kasaju

  2. admin_jmgarg

    Vincetoxicum canescens subsp. canescens and Vincetoxicum canescens (Willd.) Decne. are one and the same thing. POWO (http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:102810-1) shows distribution of Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. in India and Nepal. Postings are correct as per keys in Flora of Pakistan (http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=134602) and as per other references given in the individual discussions, which can be seen.

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