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Pergularia daemia W IMG 4210.jpg
P. daemia in Hyderabad, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Genus: Pergularia
L. 1767

Pergularia is a genus of the botanical family Apocynaceae. Pergularia daemia is a perennial twinning herb that grows along the roadsides of India and tropical and subtropical regions in South Asia, Africa, and Australia.[1]

Pharmacological activities include antiinflammatory, hepatoprotective, anticancer, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, anti-infertility and central nervous system depressant activity.[2]

  1. Pergularia adenophylla Schltr. & K. Schum. - Cameroon
  2. Pergularia brunoniana (Wight & Arn.) D.Dietr. - India
  3. Pergularia calesiana (Wight) Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f. - Himalayas
  4. Pergularia clausa (R.Br.) Spreng. - Jamaica
  5. Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov. - Africa, S Asia
  6. Pergularia exilis (Colebr.) Spreng. - Bangladesh
  7. Pergularia flavescens (A.Cunn.) Hook.f. ex D.Dietr.
  8. Pergularia hamiltonii (Wight) D.Dietr. - Uttar Pradesh
  9. Pergularia rostrata (R.Br.) Spreng. - Queensland
  10. Pergularia roylei (Wight) D.Dietr. - Himachal Pradesh
  11. Pergularia suaveolens (R.Br.) Spreng. - Australia
  12. Pergularia tinctoria (R.Br.) Spreng. - Sumatra
  13. Pergularia tomentosa L. - Middle East from Egypt to Pakistan
  14. Pergularia viridiflora (R.Br.) Spreng. - Australia
formerly included[3]

moved to other genera (Cionura, Marsdenia, Metaplexis, Strophanthus, Telosma, Tylophora, Vallaris )

  1. P. accedens, syn of Telosma accedens
  2. P. africana, syn of Telosma africana
  3. P. angustiloba, syn of Telosma angustiloba
  4. P. celebica, syn of Telosma celebica
  5. P. divaricata, syn of Strophanthus divaricatus
  6. P. erecta, syn of Cionura erecta
  7. P. filipes, syn of Telosma procumbens
  8. P. glabra, syn of Vallaris glabra
  9. P. japonica, syn of Metaplexis japonica
  10. P. minor, syn of Telosma cordata
  11. P. pallida, syn of Telosma pallida
  12. P. parviflora, syn of Marsdenia parviflora
  13. P. procumbens, syn of Telosma procumbens
  14. P. puberula, syn of Telosma puberula
  15. P. sanguinolenta, syn of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
  16. P. sinensis, syn of Cryptolepis sinensis
  17. P. tenacissima, syn of Marsdenia tenacissima
  18. P. velutina, syn of Tylophora velutina


  1. ^ Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 
  2. ^ Karthishwaran K., Mirunalini S. "Therapeutic potential of Pergularia daemia (Forsk.): The ayurvedic wonder" International Journal of Pharmacology 2010 6:6 (836-843)
  3. ^ a b The Plant List

External links[edit]

Media related to Pergularia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Pergularia at Wikispecies