Gymnema latifolium Wall. ex Wight,  Contr. Bot. India 45 1834. (syn: Bidaria khandalensis (Santapau) A.P.Jagtap & N.P.Singh; Bidaria latifolia (Wall. ex Wight) P.T.Li; Gymnema khandalense Santapau; Gymnema kollimalayanum A.Ramach. & M.B.Viswan.);

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India to S. China and to Indo-China: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;

 


Large climbing shrubs, mature stem corky, branchlets subterete. Leaves opposite, to 11 x 7.5 cm, broadly elliptic, acute or acuminate, base truncate, subcoriaceous, densely tomentose below and sparsely above; lateral nerves 5 or 6 pairs; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Flowers small, in axillary umbellate cymes; peduncle to 1 cm long. Calyx lobes oblong, acute, 1 mm long, corolla campanulate, yellow, 3 mm long, lobes triangular, ciliolate along the margins; corona of fleshy process adnate to the tube. Anthers erect with short membranous appendages, pollen masses erect, attached to the horny pollen carriers by short caudicles. Styles free near the top, apex conical or clavate, exserted above the anthers.

Flowering and fruiting: October-November
Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
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id of plants : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1)
One more plant for identification.
The location is aplace in Konkan called Velnehwar
The photograph was taken in the month of April 2010


Some species of Marsdenia….


This would be Bidaria khandalensis. Pls post small size pics and information in the recommended format to facilitate ID.


can you kindly post the complete leaf photo,


May be correct ID Haritarium !


 

 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI

Taxonomy of the Asian Gymnema latifolium (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae, Marsde- nieae), including lectotypification of the synonymous G. khandalense  June 2013 Willdenowia 43(1):81-86 and POWO

 

 

 

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