Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R.Br. ex Schult.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Gymnema sylvestre
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Common name : Periploca of the woods, Sugar-killer vine
  • Vernacular name : Gurmar, Merashingi (Hin.); Madhu nashini, Kodapatre, Kadasige (Kan.); Sirukurinja, Sarkarikolli, Adigam, Cherukurinja, Kannu minnayam kodi, Pasaani (Tam.); Podap atri, Chinna paalateega, Putta podara, Putta bhadra (Tel.); Mera-singi (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : FAP 37660
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 09/07/09
  • Collection Locality : K.K.Kottala, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub Jungle
  • Habit : Liana
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Comments : Occasional in scrub jungles and hill slopes to 800 m on thickets, by shola border etc. The leaves if chewed, temporarily destroy the sense of sweet taste.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Gymnema sylvestre. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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