Marsdenia lucida Edgew. ex Madden, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 17(1): 370 1848. ;
Nepal, Bhutan, India (Himalayas, Upper Gangetic Plains) as per CoL;
Edgew, mss. ; branches petioles cymes and leaves beneath finely pubescent, leaves elliptic or ovate acute or obtusely acuminate, cymes corymbiform very shortly peduncled, corolla-lobes ciliate glabrous without sparsely hairy within, coronal scales subulate equalling the anther-tips, style many times longer than the column tip bifid. Brand. For. Fl. 333.
WESTERN HIMALAYA ; Kumaon, Strach. & Winterb. ; Nynetal, alt. 5-7000 ft., Madden.
Leaves 4-5 by 2-3 in., rather coriaceous, pale beneath ; nerves arched ; petiole 1-2 in. Corymbs many-fld. ; peduncle stout, 1/2 in. Corolla 1/3-1/2 in. diam. Follicles 5 in, long by 1 in. diam., straight, lanceolate ; pericarp thickly coriaceous, glabrous. Seeds 2/3 in. long, ovate-lanceolate.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
Asclepiadaceae member for ID from Uttarakhand_DSR_October 2017_2 : 19 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
This perennial climber was seen and photographed in our last trekking to Ralam village in Uttarakhand. It was found distributed in temperate broadleaf forests between 2200-2500m elevations. Please suggest the ID.
Thanks, … I hope you already checked comparative images at /species/a—l/a/apocynaceae
Thank you … for suggesting similarity.
Probably any expert of the family Asclepiadaceae (now merged with Apocynaceae) may help in it.
Any other image close to Decalepis?
In fact I am yet not able to narrow down to any genus.
Any remote possibility of Holostemma…??
To me it looks some species of Tylophora only; because it is a very variable genus; or may be a new one
I am raising really important issues which EFI needs to address
If you are able to pin point the genus, further efforts can be made for final I’d.
Marsdenia lucida Edgew. ex Madden
Thank you very much … for this long pending identification.
My pleasure ! Marsdenia lucida Edgew. ex Madden
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)