Botanical name: Periploca calophylla Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
Pretty-Leaved Silkflower Vine is a twining shrub, branches green when young, older purplish, juice milky. Leaves 5-12.5 x 0.5-1.8 cm, linear, lanceolate, long-pointed, cuspidate, glossy above, paler beneath, margin undulate. Leaf-stalks are usually 2.5 mm long. Flowers are borne in small about. 13 cm long clusters in leaf axils. Bract fall off early. Sepal cup is 5-parted, sepals 3-4 mm, ovate, blunt, hairy inside. Corona consists of of 5 threadlike hairy objects. Stamen filaments are hairless, anthers hairy at the back. Seedpods are 12.5-20.0 cm long, 3-4 mm wide, straight or slightly curved. Seed are oblong, 1.5 × 0.3 cm. Pretty-Leaved Silkflower Vine is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir, N. Punjab, Kumaon, Nepal, Sikkim, extending to China, up till altitudes of 2100 m. Flowering: April-May.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Pretty-Leaved Silkflower Vine is ...