Large plant by Ramesh Pandey, Twitter.com.
The heart-shape leaves it is named for by
The male flowers by Dinesh Valke,
The swollen roots by Darius, Flickr.com.
J.D. Hooker & T. Thomson,
Andaman Islands, Assam,
Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka,
Mix - Rich
Medium - Maximum
Guduchi, Gurjo, Heart-Leaved
Tinospora malabarica, Hook. f. & Thomson, 1855.
Cocculus convolvulaceus, DC.
Tinospora fosbergii, Kundu.
This member of the
was given this name by Joseph Dalton Hooker and Thomas Thomsonin 1855. It is found in
Andaman Islands, Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Maldives,
Myanmar, Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and now grown around the
world, growing in a well drained but rich soil with some to lots of water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 20 metres in height. The flowers are yellow.
The genera from Latin tīna;
'wine-vessel' and Greek σπορά; sporá; 'sowing'
for the fruits. The species name from Latin; 'heart-leave'.