N. India to S. China and W. Pen. Malaysia as per WCSP;
China (S-Yunnan), Thailand, Vietnam, peninsular Malaysia (Penang, Perak, Melaka), Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay, Mon), Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos as per Catalogue of Life;

MS July, 2018 /11 Willughbeia edulis ? for Id/confirmation : 9 posts by 3 authors.
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Date : 10-07-2018
Habit : Large climber.
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Vuak-dup

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I guess ID is not correct. Thank you. Saroj Kasaju
I guess ID is not correct.

Yes’, id is not correct.

Melodinus cochinchinensis ?

I guess it is correct ID according to …


Melodinus cochinchinensis.
Mizo name : Zo-vuak-dup. Its unripe fruit is attached herewith.

SK1607 27 Nov 2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 2 November 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.
Habit : Wild
Trichosanthes ??

This should be Melodinus suaveolens.

Thank you … Melodinus suaveolens (Hance) Champ. ex Benth.

Climber for ID : Lalbagh, Bangalore : 16DEC19 : AK-13 : 16 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Climber seen in Lalbagh yesterday (16.12.19) with white flowers.
Could not check if fragrant as they were at a height.
I have met this guy in Labagh, and he has documented all the creepers in Lalbagh.
Infact he (and his friend) have marked every tree in Lalbagh.
You can refer this book for the id.

To me appears close to Chonemorpha fragrans, but I am not sure due to leaves and veins.

Looks different from the one suggested by you.

The flowers are close to Nerium, Kaner. But its a climber with completely different leaves.
Had not seen it before. Perhaps a new addition. …, you can check if you visit the place. I can give you the location.

Since there was only one bunch of flowers, right on top and out of reach, I couldn’t check if fragrant.

I think repeatedly trying and failing, now I think I got it finally as Melodinus cochinchinensis as per images, details and references herein.

Many thanks … for the id. You seem to have got it right. I too was searching for the id.


MS,March, 2023/08 Climber for id: 2 images- 1 high res.
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Altitude ca.1,300 m
Date : 18-03-2023
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild

Melodinus sp. ?

Yes, appears close to images at

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