Wattakaka volubilis

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Wattakaka volubilis


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Marsdenieae
Genus: Wattakaka
Species: Wattakaka volubilis
Varietates: W. v. var. lacuna – W. v. var. volubilis


Wattakaka volubilis (L.f.) Stapf in Curtis, Bot. Mag. t. 8976. (1923)


  • Basionym
    • Asclepias volubilis L.f., Suppl. Pl. 170. 1781.
  • Homotypic
    • Hoya viridiflora R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 459 (1810), nom. superfl.
    • Hoya volubilis (L.f.) Griff., Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 39 (1854).
    • Wattakaka viridiflora Hassk., Flora 40: 99 (1857), nom. superfl.
    • Dregea viridiflora Fern.-Vill. in F.M.Blanco, Fl. Filip., ed. 3, 4(13A): 134 (1880), nom. superfl.
    • Dregea volubilis (L.f.) Benth. ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 46 (1883).
    • Dregea volubilis var. viridiflora (Hassk.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 419 (1891).
    • Marsdenia volubilis (L.f.) Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bomb. 2:166. 1904.
  • Heterotypic
    • Apocynum tiliifolium Lam., Encycl. 1: 214 (1783).
    • Asclepias viridiflora Roxb. ex Decne. in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 573 (1844), not validly publ.


  • Flora of Pakistan 2008. 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2009 Aug 21 [1].
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Wattakaka volubilis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Nov. 27.

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தமிழ்: பெருகுறிஞ்சான்
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