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Researchers Discover New Plant Species In The Moonseed Family
2014-06-06 14:49:18

Researchers from the Missouri Botanical Garden have discovered in dry forests and transient sand dunes in Bolivia and Paraguay, a new plant species in the moonseed family Menispermaceae.


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Guduchi, Tinospora cordifolia
2014-01-12 08:49:06

Tinospora cordifolia is an herbaceous vine belonging to the Menispermaceae family. The species is more commonly known as Guduchi. The plant is a climbing shrub and can be found in tropical climates. T. cordifolia is a vine with heart-shaped leaves. Its bark is creamy-white or grey in color with deep clefts. It has long, slender aerial roots. Quite often it grows on mango or neem trees. The species sprouts yellow flowers and produces a fruit that turns red when ripe. T. cordifolia has...

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