Bengal Succulent Vine
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Bengal Succulent Vine
P Native Photo: Niku Das
Common name: Bengal Succulent Vine
Botanical name: Dischidia bengalensis    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
Synonyms: Dischidia cuneifolia, Dischidia spatulata, Dischidia loeseneriana

Bengal Succulent Vine is a slender, creeping, tree-dwelling vine with fleshy stems. Leaves are fleshy, dull light green, linear to narrowly oblong, up to 4 cm long by 5 mm wide. Leaves of some other species of the genus Dischidia are modified into pockets or pouches. One example is Kangaroo Pocket. Flowers are tiny, very pale cream to dull yellow, urn-shaped, up to 2.5 mm long by 3 mm wide. Bengal Succulent Vine is found in Central Himalaya to NE India to parts of SE Asia.

Identification credit: Dipankar Borah Photographed in Behali Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonitpur, Assam.

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