Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. ex Schult.

Family: Apocynaceae Genus: Hemidesmus Species: Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. ex Schult.






Synonym Periploca indica L. 
Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Anantamul, Dudhli Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Indian Sarsaparilla Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Anatamul Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 600 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Climber Fruit Details Terete paired follicles, gradually narrowed, abruptly acuminate; seeds many, oblong, flattened, ventrally ridged, coma brownish-white
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous dry evergreen, wet evergreen forests and semi-evergreen forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India and Sri Lanka Bark Details Smooth, shining, dark green
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a slender, laticiferous, twining, sometimes prostrate or semi-erect shrub, roots are woody and aromatic and stem is numerous, slender, terete, thickened at the nodes Leaf Details The leaves are opposite, short-petioled, very variable, elliptic-oblong to linear-lanceolate

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found