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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Stephania glabra  (Roxb.) Miers  

Family: Menispermaceae Genus: Stephania Species: Stephania glabra  (Roxb.) Miers  ( पाठभेड़, आकनाड़ी )






Synonym Stephania  rotunda Hook F. & Thoms. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Pathabhed, Aaknadi Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Pathabhed, Aaknadi Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 2200m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Climber Fruit Details Drupes stalked, ovoid, orange – red, 4 – 6 mm across.
Habitat Common; open exposed grassy slopes of the montane and submontane regions Bark Type Smooth
Distribution China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand Bark Details Smooth, soft
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Glabrous, destrorse climbers, often attaining to 4 m high and with large roundish tuber. Leaves orbicular or ovate, glabrous , 5 – nerved; petiole 5- 25 cm across, glabrous, 5 – nerved. Male flowers greenish – yellow, in axillary umbellate cymes; bracts and bracteoles linear or lanceolate; sepals 6; outer ones narrow – oblong; inner ones obovate. Petals 3, oblong with a pair of glandular scale at the base. Female flowers greenish – yellow; perianth as in male; ovary oblong – ovoid; style short; stigma 4 – 5 cleft. Drupes stalked, ovoid, orange – red. Leaf Details Leaves orbicular or ovate, glabrous , 5 – nerved, glabrous

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