Toxocarpus himalensis Falc. ex Hook. fil., Fl. Brit. India 4: 13 (1883) ;
Himalaya to China (Yunnan to Guangdong): Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, West Himalaya as per POWO;

SK 3815 23 July 2023: 10 images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal 
Date: July 2023
Elevation: 1200 m.
Habit : Wild
Images sent by a friend, Mr. Sajan Subedi!
Apocynaceae …???
Did not find a match in efi, foi and listed in Nepal !

Apocyanaceae member.


Appears somewhat close to Ichnocarpus and Cryptolepis, could not not find a match.

It could be a species of Toxocarpus. Please check if any species are reported from the Himalayan region. There is atleast one species – T. himalensis

Could it be Toxocarpus wightianus Hook. & Arn. ?
I think it looks different from images at GBIF and no distribution in the area (even in the area bordering Nepal) as per POWO.

To me appears close to Toxocarpus himalensis as per GBIF specimens (one) and POWO.

We are also closing on to Toxocarpus himalensis. Some additional  exploration is required. It will be a new Genus for Nepal.




POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF specimens (one) (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India checklist  Flora of China  India Flora Online  India Biodiversity Portal

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