Tylophora ovata (Lindl.) Hook. ex Steud., Nomencl. Bot. (ed. 2) 2: 726 1841. (syn: Diplolepis apiculata Lindl.; Diplolepis ovata Lindley; Gymnema hirsuta Wall.; Tylophora atrofolliculata F. P. Metcalf; Tylophora hirsuta (Wall.) Wight; Tylophora hispida Decne.; Tylophora hispida var. brownii Hayata; Tylophora jacquemontii Decne.; Tylophora lanyuensis Liu & Lu; Tylophora mollissima Wall.; Tylophora ovata var. lanyuensis (Liu & Lu) S.S. Ying; Tylophora panzhutenga Z. Y. Zhu; Vincetoxicum hirsutum (Decne.) Kuntze; Vincetoxicum hispidum (Decne.) Kuntze; Vincetoxicum mollissimum (Wall.) Kuntze);      
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan),
Taiwan, India (N- & NE-India, SW Ghats (Nilgiris & Pulneys), tropical
Himalayas, Darjeeling), Burma, Nepal, Pakistan (Swat, Hazara, Pakistani Punjab),
Jammu & Kashmir (Murree, Poonch),
Vietnam, peninsular Malaysia (Penang,
Perak), Philippines (Batan)
as per Catalogue of Life;




SK1601 25 Nov 2018 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.

Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 2 November 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.

Habit : Wild

Asclepiadaceae. ??

Tylophora ovata (Lindl.) Hook. ex Steud. ??

Yes sir, this looks like Tylophora ovata.


SK2079 27 July 2019 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Location:  Phedi, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 6 July 2019
Elevation:  1623 m.
Habit : Wild
Vincetoxicum hirsutum (Wall.) Kuntze ??
Syn : Tylophora hirsuta (Wall.) Wight 

I think matches with Tylophora ovata (Lindl.) Hook. ex Steud. as per synonyms, details and references herein. 


Is not it unique that some nodes have 3 leaves instead of opposite leaves ??

Interestingly, both Flora of China  & Flora of Pakistan are silent about leaf arrangements.
However, the genus link of Flora of Pakistan says, leaves opposite.

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