Gongronema napalense (Wall.) Decne., A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 624 (1844). (syn: Gongronema columnare (Wall. ex Wight) Decne.; Gongronema napalense var. sagittatum (Wall.) Hook.f.; Gongronema sagittatum (Wall.) Decne.; Gymnema columnare Wall. ex Wight; Gymnema napalense Wall.; Gymnema sagittatum Wall.);
Dcne, in DC. Prodr. viii. 624 ; glabrous or cymes puberulous, leaves large oblong or ovate acuminate base rounded or cordate, cymes very long-peduncled bracteate, corolla-tube short open, lobes ovate, coronal process small recurved or obsolete. Gymnema nepalense, Wall. Tent. Fl. Nep. 50, t. 38, the left-hand leaf only, and Cat. 8192 ; Wight Contrib. 46.
SK 2128 18 August 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (12)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Date: 30 July 2019
Elevation: 1577 m.
Habit : Wild
Tylophora or some other ?
Thanks, … Yes, appears so.
Does not match with the following species listed in Nepal as per comparative images:
Pl. check the other left outs:
In did check all possibles but could not conclude!
Looks different from Belostemma hirsutum Wallich ex Wight as per FOC illustration
However, appears close to Tylophora wallichii as per High resolution specimens at GBIF– one, two, three
Pl. check, but I am not sure.
It could be … but no proper image in the Net for cross verification.
Enclosing some links which creates ID confusion!
I guess name changed to Gongronema wallichii Decne. !
This has been re-identified as Gongronema nepalense（Wall.）Decne. by Caifei Zhang, a taxonomist from Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
SK763 28 SEP-2017:ID : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Pl. check comparative images at Apocyanaceae page in efi site.
I think some /species/a—l/a/apocynaceae/cynanchum species.
Not found in Nepal as per
Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. ??
I think does not matches with images at Vincetoxicum hirundinaria
I still think it may be some /species/a—l/a/apocynaceae/cynanchum species
Marsdenia tinctoria R.Br. ??
Inflorescence of Marsdenia tinctoria R.Br. looks some what different as per
Was it cultivated ?
I tried many permutations and combinations based on keys from Flora of Bhutan, but failed to get the id.
I am not sure if it is cultivated or wild but I feel it should be wild!
Marsdenia lucida Edgew. ex Madden ??
No looks different as per GBIF and
Book link (purple bloom)
Yes, does not match !
I finally got it. It is Tylophora wallichii
Thank you …! Only slight difference in leaf shape.
Vincetoxicum belostemma (Benth.) Kuntze ??
Also check with images at SK763 28 SEP-2017:ID
Looks like same sp. I shall follow up form the flowering !
Could be Gongronema nepalense（Wall.）Decne.
Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Date: 28 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Date: 31 August 2021
Habit : Wild
This could be Gongronema nepalense（Wall.）Decne.