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Location:  Godawari, Lalitpur 
Date:  3 July 2019
Elevation:  1748 m.
Habit : Wild
Tylophora ?? 

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.


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.

However, you may still check with other related species at Marsdenia and as per Checklist of Nepal

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
Marsdenia tinctoria as per FOC illustration and Net image

This is going to be a new sp. for Nepal. Please have patience !


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