NATIVE :: Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family) ~ Apocynaceae » Cryptolepis buchananii

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 4:13:04 PM11/1/10
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Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family) ~ Apocynaceae » Cryptolepis buchananii ... also placed in: Periplocaceae
Synonyms: Cryptolepis buchanani, Echites reticulata, Nerium reticulatum, Trachelospermum cavaleriei


krip-toh-LEP-iss -- from the Greek krypto (secret, hidden) and lepis (scale)
byoo-kah-NAN-ee-eye -- named for Francis Buchanan-Hamilton ... botanist while in India


commonly known as: Indian sarsaparilla, wax-leaved climber • Hindi: काला बेल kala bel, karanta • Kannada: ಮೆದ್ಧಗೂಳಿ ಹಮ್ಬು medhaguli hambu (unsure of this name's correctness) • Malayalam: കടുപാല്വള്ളി katupaalvalli • Marathi: दूध वेल dudh-vel, कावळी kavali • Nepalese: हान्प haanp • Oriya: maloti • Sanskrit: कृष्णसारिव krishnasariva • Tamil: பலகொடி pala koti • Telugu: అడవిపాలతీగ adavipalatiga


Native to: s China, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China


Attached views from Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
... for more views: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=91314344%40N00&q=Cryptolepisbuchananii&m=tags



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Satish Phadke

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Nov 2, 2010, 3:12:35 AM11/2/10
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Adding my images of Cryptolepis buchananii
Dr Phadke
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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 2, 2010, 10:21:38 AM11/2/10
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Thanks Dinesh ji and Satish ji


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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 2, 2010, 10:48:27 AM11/2/10
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Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. & Schult. Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer
& Schultes] 4: 409. 1819

A very high value medicinal plant. Shows wide range of variation in
the leaves according to season.
Regards
Pankaj

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