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  Ventilago maderaspatana
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Ventilago maderaspatana Gaertn., Fruct. 1: 223. t. 49. f. 2. 1788; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 631. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 218(156). 1918; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 69. 1999; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 221. 2000; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 228. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vembada, Marapettykody
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Red creeper
  Description: Climbing shrubs; young branchlets black when dry. Leaves to 8 x 3.5 cm, ovate-elliptic, apex and base obtuse, crenate along the lower half, coriaceous; petiole to 1 cm. Panicles axillary and terminal, to 15 cm long, grey pubescent; pedicels to 3 mm, pubescent; calyx tube obconic, 1 mm, lobes to 2 mm, triangular; petals 1 mm, obovate; stamens 5, opposite to the petals, filaments 1 mm, disc flattened, 5-angled; ovary half inferior, pubescent, style 0.5 mm, stigma shortly bifid.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -900
  Localities: Alampetty
   
 
   
 
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