Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R.Br. ex Schult.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Gymnema sylvestre
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found The Plant List
  • Common name : Periploca of the woods
  • Vernacular name : Mesashringi, Madhunasini, Ajasrinji (San.); Gudmar, Merashingi (Hin.); Madhu nashini, Kodapatre, Kadasige (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : Stevens 403, Stevens 455, CJS 10687, Claire periera 34
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments : Leaves when chewed destroy taste of sugar and saccharin substances temporarily which has led to its used for treatment for diabetes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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