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  Hiptage benghalensis
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  Citation:  Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 43: 136. 1874; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 55. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 86. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 38. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 75. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 97. 1990; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 92. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 75. 1996; R.C. Srivastava in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4:14.1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 48. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 43. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 50. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 40. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 125. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 104. 2005; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 516. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 147. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 176. 2009. Banisteria benghalensis L., Sp. Pl. 427. 1753. Hiptage madablota Gaertn., Fruct. 2: 169,t.116. 1791; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 128(91). 1915. Gaertnera racemosa Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 18. 1795 & Fl. Ind. 2: 368. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chittilakody, Njarambodal, Pongapoo, Seethambu, Sitampu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Clustered hiptage, Hiptage, Helicopter Flower, Madhavi latha
  Description: Large woody climbers. Leaves opposite 7-12 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, base attenuate or obtuse, apex acuminate, with a pair of glands on petioles at the base of lamina. Flowers 5-merous, bisexual, in axillary or terminal racemes; peduncles articulated with pedicels. Sepals 5, 6-7 mm long, oblong, one larger with a large gland at the base outside. Petals 5, white, 1.5-2 x 1.2-1.5 cm, clawed, reflexed, margin crisped. Stamens 10, unequal, 0.8-1.5 cm long; filaments united at base. Ovary 3-celled, 3-lobed, 4-6 mm long; style c. 1.8 cm long; stigma capitate. Fruit a 3-winged samara, one wing larger, c. 4 x 2 cm. Seeds 0.8-1 cm across, globose.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-November
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Along river banks in semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1800
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Rosemala, Anakunnu, Alampetty, Koruthode, Parambikulam, Aruvanpara, Pampa, Nedumpoyil, Tirunalli, Sreekantapuram, Agali, Mukkali forests, Pothundy, Thamarakulam, Meenmutty, Bonaccord
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