Cynanchum carnosum (R.Br.) Schltr.
Schlechter, F.R.R. (1904) Fragmenta Florae Philippinae : 120.
Milkpod, Mangrove; Mangrove Milkpod
A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.
Petioles produce a clear exudate. Leaf blades leathery, about 1.7-6.5 x 1-3.5 cm, petioles about 0.8-1.4 cm long. Colleters absent.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 12-13 x 6 mm, venation not obvious but more prominent below. First pair of leaves oblong, apex obtuse, slightly pointed, base +/- attenuate. Lower surface of the first leaves with a few hairs on the midrib bear the base. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade thick and soft textured, narrowly oblong, apex contracted and acute, base cuneate to obtuse. Venation inconspicuous on the upper surface, more obvious on the lower surface. Stems twining. Exudate copious. Seed germination time 20 days.