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:
Oxystelma esculentum (Linn. f.) Sm.

Family: Asclepiadaceae Genus: Oxystelma Species:
Oxystelma esculentum (Linn. f.) Sm.
( दुधी की बेल, दूधलता )






Synonym Oxystelma wallichii Wight, Periploca esculenta L. f. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Dudhialata, Dudhi-ki-bel Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Rosy Milkweed Vine Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Dudhialata, Dudhi-ki-bel Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Climber Fruit Details Follicles glabrous; seeds broadly ovate.
Habitat Scrub jungles Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Pakistan, India, Burma, Indonesia, Ceylon, Iraq and Egypt. Bark Details Stem much branched slender, glabrous.
Distribution in Haryana Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonepat Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Perennial twining shrub with milky juice, stem much branched slender, glabrous. Leaves deciduous, linear or linear lanceolate, acute, pale green, glabrous. Flowers in pendunculate lateral subumbellate or recemoid 2-4 flowered cymes. Calyx lobes glabrous. Corolla pale rose coloured or almost white, lobes densely pubescent. Fruit a follicle glabrous; seeds broadly ovate. Leaf Details Leaves deciduous, linear or linear lanceolate, acute, pale green, glabrous.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details