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Taxon: Sarcolobus globosus Wall.

Genus: Sarcolobus
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Asclepiadoideae tribe: Marsdenieae. Also placed in: Asclepiadaceae
Nomen number: 418466
Place of publication: Asiat. Res. 12:568, t. 5. 1816
Name verified on: 27-Apr-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Indian Subcontinent: India - Orissa, West Bengal
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar; Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia - Sumatra; Malaysia


  • Arokiasamy, M. 1968. Toxicity of Sarcolobus globosus as observed in a cat. Malaysian Veterin. J. 4(3):196–199.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java. [mentions].
  • Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. 1925–1962. Florae siamensis enumeratio.
  • Forster, P. I. 1993. Taxonomic relationships and status of the genus Dorystephania (Asclepiadaceae: Marsdenieae) from the Philippines and Borneo. Austral. Syst. Bot. 6:356–357.
  • Jagtap. A. P. & N. P. Singh. 1999. Asclepiadaceae. In: Botanical Survey of India, Fascicles of flora of India 24:138–139.
  • Mustafa, M. R. & A. H. A. Hadi. 1990. Neuromuscular blocking activity of a glycosidic extract of the plant Sarcolobus globosus. Toxicon 28:1237–1239.
  • Rintz, R. E. 1980. A revision of the genus Sarcolobus (Asclepiadaceae). Blumea 26:65–79.
  • Turner, I. M. 1995. A catalogue of the vascular plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bull. Singapore vol. 47.

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