Leptadenia reticulata

Botanical Name Leptadenia reticulata
Common Name Dori
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Leptadenia
Species: reticulata
Part used Roots.
Medicinal Properties Stimulant and tonic.
Medicinal Use Diminished lactation, skin infections, inflammation of the skin and on wounds.
ChemistryStigmasterol and tocopherols. Stem & Leaves: hentriacontanol alpha-amyrin, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol. Two flavonoids, diosmetin and luteolin.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatWestern Rajasthan.
DescriptionA twining shrub with branches numerous, younger ones glabrous. Stem: cork-like deeply cracked bark. Leaves: coriaceous, ovate, acute, glabrous above finely pubescent. Flowers: greenish-yellow, in lateral or subaxillary cymes. Often with small hairs. Fruits: follicles, sub-woody, 6-9 cm tapering. Seeds 6mm.