Marsdenia tingens ?;
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Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 3 July 2019
Elevation: 1748 m.
Habit : Wild
Pl. check comparative images at
Already checked but could not find a match.
Could not find any match with species available so far in efi site as per comparative images at Apocynaceae
… suggested to be Raphistemma pulchellum but I am not convinced.
To me also looks different as per
I thought so.
It’s a species of Gymnema
There are three listed in Nepal:
Gymnema and Gymnema indorum ( Lour.) Decne.
Only one G. tingens looks close according to the elevation but still I am not sure as something looks difference like leaf pattern, flower structure(hairy corolla) and no distinct
sepals compared to the images found in net. Also I could not find the description for this sp. in ACFPN and FoC.
Could you please spare some time and look into this ?
Appears close to Marsdenia tingens (Roxb.) P.I. Forster in all aspects except that sepals appears to have fallen off in the buds itself, as per images, details and references herein.
I think does not match with other species at Marsdenia
Does not match with other species as well as per:
Marsdenia calesiana at GBIF
Marsdenia lucida at GBIF
This is going to be a new sp. for Nepal. Please have patience !