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Taxon: Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn.

Genus: Leptadenia
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Ceropegieae
Subtribe: Leptadeniinae
Nomen number: 410232
Place of publication: R. Wight, Contr. bot. India 47. 1834
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Mar-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Jun-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (probably original source of Ayurvedic "jivanti" fide Applied Botany Abstracts 17:49-63. 1997; Herbs Commerce ed2); folklore (probably original source of Ayurvedic "jivanti" fide Applied Botany Abstracts 17:49-63. 1997; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Laccadive Islands, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan] Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar


  1. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  2. Gupta, R. C. 1997. Botanical identity of jivanti - the Ayurvedic rejuvenant par excellance Appl. Bot. Abstr. 17:49-63.
  3. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  4. Jagtap. A. P. & N. P. Singh 1999. Asclepiadaceae (Fasc F India) 24:261-262.
  5. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  6. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  7. Press, J. R. et al. Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (on-line resource) (L Nepal Online)

Check other web resources for Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=410232. Accessed 19 June 2019.