Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz

 
  • Family : MALPIGHIACEAE
    (Malpighia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MADHAVI LATA FAMILY (माधवी लता फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALPIGHIACEAE
  • Basionym : Banisteria benghalensis L.
  • Synonym(s) : Hiptage madablota Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz
  • Common name : Clustered hiptage, Hiptage, Helicopter Flower, Mahavi latha
  • Vernacular name : Maadhavilata, Madholata, Kamti, Aneta (Hindi); Madhu Malathi, Maadhavi lata, Madhulatha (Kannada); Kurukkathi, Adigam, Madavi, Vasandi, Kariyapakku (Tamil); Madhavi-tige, Mutamu (Telugu); Boromali, Garunda, Natanageswar (Oria); Maadhavi (Sanskrit); Madhumalathi, Madhavilatha (Marathi); Chittilakody, Njarambodal, Pongapoo, Seethambu, Sitampu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, along river banks in semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on the foothills of deciduous forests and also found along stream banks. Sometimes the leaves are used to wrap around tobacco dust for smoking.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Arun Singh
  • Collection Date : 12/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0026
  • Collection Locality : Javadu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Prakasam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Angul district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Eastern India
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, South China, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hiptage benghalensis. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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