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  Marsdenia tinctoria
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Tropical & Subtropical Asia
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A liana that can grow up to 5 m, pubescent when young.
      Foliage: Leaves oblong to broadly ovate, thin and papery. Leaf blade has rounded to cordate base and acuminate apex. Leaves turn from green to bluish when dry.
      Flowers: Flowers are clustered in raceme like inflorescence, yellowish white, having 5 lanceolate lobes. Flowers are dark blue when dry.
      Habitat :
      Found in humid mixed woods.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      [Others]: The barks, leaves and flowers are said to be used in making blue dye.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Papery
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate; Oblong)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire - Wavy / Undulate
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse, Cordate
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      White, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Inflorescence Type :
      Raceme
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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