jMarsdenia tingens (Roxb.) P.I. Forster, Austral. Syst. Bot. 8(5): 692 1995. (syn: Aganosma inodora Lour.; Asclepias daemia Blanco; Asclepias tingens Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.; Bidaria elegans Dalz. & Gibs.; Bidaria inodora (Lour.) Decne.; Bidaria tingens (Roxb.) Decne.; Cynanchum inodorum Lour.; Gymnema tingens (Roxb.) Spreng.; Gymnema tingens var. cordifolia Wight; Heligme rheedii Náves; Parsonsia inodora (Lour.) M.R. Almeida & S.M. Almeida; Parsonsia rheedii F. Villar.); 
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan), Thailand, Vietnam, India
(E-, NE- & S-India, tropical Himalayas), peninsular Malaysia (Perak),
Andaman Isl. (South Andaman Isl., Little Andaman Isl.), Darjeeling, Sikkim,
Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Sagaing, Taninthayi), Nepal, Philippines (Luzon,
Mindanao), Palawan, Vietnam
as per Catalogue of Life;

Twining shrubs, young shoots glabrous. Leaves 9-13 x 4-6 cm, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base rounded or subcordate, glabrous, subcoriaceous, lateral nerves 6-8 pairs; petiole to 2 cm long. Flowers in axillary corymbose cymes; calyx 5-partite, glandular within; corolla greenish-yellow, tube 5mm long, campanulate, mouth with a ring of hairs, lobes 6 mm long; stamens attached near the base of corolla tube, filaments twisted, anthers sagitate, connivent around and adnate to stigma; ovary 2-celled, stigma columnar; disc triangular. Follicles maturity, separate on maturity.

Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Semi-evergreen, evergreen and mangrove forests, also in the plains
Indo-Malesia and South China
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)



Please identify Gymnema sp? : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

ID Please .
Locality: Maharajganj
Date: 12-08-2018
Habit: climber
Altitude: 95 m
Note: Taste of leaves not much bitter. After chewing leaves one can feel taste of sugar. Therefore, I doubt it is ‎Gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre). It also does not match with Gymnema montanum.

the innards of the flowers are completely out of focus. do you have better pictures?

As the sugar test failed it is not G.sylvestris. Check for other species.

Pl. check 

It appears to be Gymnema inodorum (G.tingens).

Thanks to all for their sincere efforts. I think …  is right, my photographs are matching with Gymnema inodorum. Thanks a  lot …

references for my own future use

FOC gymnema:
FOC gymnema inodorom
FOC gymnema sylevestre

Thanks for the information on different species of Gymnema ..





Flowering plant : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Kindly identify it

Pl. check comparative images at Apocynaceae 

looks like Dregea volubilis to me .. please check

Parsonsia alboflavescens, I think.




Re: New Climber : 4 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.

This climber is from Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura
Family could be Asclepiadaceae
To me it looks like Leptadenia reticulata but it may be Genianthus laurifolius syn Toxocarpus laurifolius
Please confirm

I do not think matches with images at Genianthus laurifolius or Leptadenia reticulata 

To me appears close to images at Parsonsia alboflavescens

Marsdenia tingens as per images and details herein.




Fwd: Parsonsia alboflavescens 1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
This was identified by you and your team as Parsonsia alboflavescens

Marsdenia tingens as per images and details herein.




Fwd: Parsonsia alboflavescens no 2 : 2 posts by 1 author. 6 images.

I tried to compare my photos with below mentioned photos
I still have doubt as you and your team identified last year as Parsonsia alboflavescens no 1
Kindly find the name of this plant from Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura

Marsdenia tingens as per images and details herein.




Fwd: May not be Parsonsia : 3 posts by 1 author. 8 images.

Kindly verify whether it is Parsonsia which you thought to be it
One plant is old and the other is new.
The follicle is bigger.
It may not be Cosmostigma racemosum

Thanks, …, for better images.
Pl. try to check again at Apocynaceae

I still feel closer to images at Parsonsia alboflavescens

Marsdenia tingens as per images and details herein.


Gymnema ? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Taste of sugar as well that of salt were not felt after chewing the leaves.
Please identify it

I also think appear closer to images at 

Appear more close to images at Parsonsia alboflavescens
Does not match with images at Gymnema sylvestre

Please study further. 

After chewing leaves, there is no taste of sugar.
Parsonsia has small leaves and very thin follicles.

Pl. check other images at Parsonsia alboflavescens

Marsdenia tingens as per images and details herein.




Fwd: Gymnema sylvestre : 7 posts by 2 authors. 8 images.
I had sent this earlier for identification but the report was not satisfactory. My photos match with the first photo which is taken from internet and it is Gymnema sylvestre.
The climber is found growing in Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura, The collector says, after chewing the leaves, he did not feel the taste of either sugar or salt.
I request to kindly go through the photos and confirm.
Some photos are of new plant and others are of old plant. 

Does not matches with images of leaves at Gymnema sylvestre

Yes. I agree with …

Parsonsia alboflavescens only.

Thank you. Earlier a plant with small leaves and very smaller rod shaped follicles and tiny seeds was identified by you as Parsonsia alboflavescens and this climber with large leaves and large spindle shaped follicles and large seeds is also identified as same plant.

Varsa Dodi and vachheti in Gujarati

Pl. check with Gymnema inodorum as per efi thread  FOC illustration  Useful Tropical Plants  GBIF specimens  Flora of China



Re: Marsdenia tingens ? : 4 posts by 3 authors. 5 images.

Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura
Please identify

Looks correct ID !


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