Holboellia latifolia Wall.

 
  • Family : LARDIZABALACEAE
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lardizabalaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Hoya cavaleriei H.Lév.; Holboellia latifolia subsp. chartacea C.Y.Wu & S.H.Huang ex H.N.Qin; Holboellia ovatifoliolata Y.C.Wu & T.Chen
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Stauntonia latifolia (Wall.) R.Br. ex Wall.
  • Common name : Sausage vine
  • Vernacular name :
    • Gomphal, Gukhnial (Hindi)
    • Mirang ksa (Khasi), Bagul, Guphala (Nepali)
  • Habit : Twining shrubs
  • Habitat : Forest margins, especially Cool broad-leaved forests, 1880-2900 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Fruit edible
  • Key identification features : A large woody climber with palmate leaves with 3-9 long-stalked leaflets, and with tubular to bell-shaped, very sweet-scented, purplish flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : West Jaintia Hills (Jowai) district
  • Native : Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 71
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 1: Part 2. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 330
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 23
    • Balakrishnan, N. P. (1983). Flora of Jowai Vol.2. Published BSI: 71
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Holboellia latifolia. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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