Field Identification of Oxystelma esculentum (L.f.) Sm.: A Rare Wetland Climber of North-Western, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amit Kumar, Inam Mohammed, Rohini Singh, Sheesh Pal Singh


Oxystelma esculentum (L. f.) Smith, a member of Apocynaceae family. This plant has been recorded from Egypt, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Myanmar, Yemen. Sinai to W.Malaysia. N.Australia. And district Palakkad in kerala state in India. It is reported for the first time in Shamli district which situated on western pole of Uttar Pradesh. A brief description and digitat image of the species show for the camparative analysis with medicinal values.


Oxystelma esculentum (L. f.) Sm.: north-western Uttar Pradesh

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