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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.

Family: Menispermaceae Genus: Tinospora Species: Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.






Synonym Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers,  Tinospora verrucosa  Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Guduchi, Giloy Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Heart-leaved Moonseed Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Ningthou Khongli Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1400 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruits drupes, ovoid or globose, glabrous, shining, bright red when ripe, about 5-7 mm across, stalks about 4-7 mm long, pericarp thin, style scar subterminal, endocarp bony, very thin, subrotund or broadly elliptic about 6-7 mm long, rounded, flattened ventral, slightly papillose on surface, style scars subbasal
Habitat Occours in moist deciduous forests and scrub jungles, also in the plains Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Bark Details Bark grayish brown, corky, young shoots glabrous, flaking with age, stem striate, scattered with lenticels, branches striate, generally sending down long aerial roots from the host trees, where they spread
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species A large woody succulent climbing shrub Leaf Details Leaves 8-11 x 7-9 cm, broadly ovate, apex acuminate, base cordate, 5-ribbed; petiole 4-6 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details