Marsdenia tinctoria R.Br.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Apocynaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Asclepias tinctoria (R.Br.) Roxb.; Pergularia tinctoria (R.Br.) Spreng.; Cynanchum tingens Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f.; Marsdenia akkar Blanco; Marsdenia globifera Tsiang; Marsdenia monostachya Wall. ex Hook.f.; Marsdenia tagudinia Blanco; Marsdenia tinctoria var. brevis Costantin; Marsdenia tinctoria var. ryukyuensis Masam.; Marsdenia tinctoria var. tomentosa Masam. ex Tsiang & P.T.Li; Pergularia parviflora Blume
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Marsdenia tinctoria R.Br.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Key identification features : Tall climbers; stems erect, stout, nearly glabrous; Leaves ovate or cordate, acuminate or caudate. Inflorescence dense, thyrsoid panicle; Flowers yellow; Follicles narrowed at base, tomentose.
  • Flower, Fruit : May- October
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Dibang valley, Kameng, Siang
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Bhutan, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Bhutan, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • G.S Giri., A.Pramanik., H.J. Chowdhery., G.D Pal and S.K. Das (2008). Materials for Arunachal Pradesh, Vol (2), Pg: 170
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Marsdenia tinctoria. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

India Distribution

World Distribution

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