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-Anatolia, 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;

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.

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


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Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. (Asclepiadaceae) from Uttarakhand : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.

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
http://eol.org/pages/488017/overview 


I checked this earlier and feel that it is not exactly matching. Sp. in the efi looks leaves are more hairy.
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 ?


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


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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