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Wax Leaved Climber

Cryptolepis buchananii

Wax Leaved Climber is a strong woody plant, climbing trees and having ropelike stems. It can grow to 6 m long. Branchlets are pale gray. Leaf stalks are 1 cm long, with an oblong or elliptic leaf-blade. Leaf base is broadly wedge-shaped, tip rounded or sometimes acute. Flower cymes are like panicles, shorter than leaves. The stalk carrying the cyme is 2-5 mm. Sepals are broadly ovate. Flowers are greenish yellow or yellow-white. Flower tube is 2 mm, petals are long, linear-lancelike.

Indian Sarsaparilla

Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    काला बेल
  • Kannada:
    ಮೆದ್ಧಗೂಳಿ ಹಮ್ಬು
  • Malayalam:
    കടുപാല്വള്ളി
  • Marathi:
    कावळी
  • Nepali:
    कोइले घुरियो, गाइसिङ्गे
  • Sanskrit:
    कृष्णसारिव
  • Tamil:
    பலகொடி
  • Telugu:
    అడవిపాలతీగ
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Taxanomy

GENTIANALES
ASCLEPIADACEAE
Cryptolepis buchananii

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