Aspidopterys canarensis

 
¿ as-pid-OP-ter-iss ? -- Greek: aspis (shield) and pteron (wing), alluding to the winged carpel ... Hand Book Of The Indian Flora Vol I
¿ kuh-nair-EN-sis ? -- of or from the Canara or Kanara region in s-w India

commonly known as: Kanara climberMalayalam: കണ്ണാരംവള്ളി kannaram valli

Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)

India: Evergreen forests in ghats at ca 800 m. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as per BSI Flora of India


Lianas. Leaves ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, base rounded or acute, glabrous, 7-10 x 3-5 cm; petiole ca. 1 cm long. Flowers with slender pedicels, clustered, axillary to leaves or leafscars; bracts rusty tomentose. Calyx lobes tomentose. Petals oblong, yellow, 4 x 2 mm. Samara suborbicular, truncate at apex, papery, 3-4 cm across.
Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

 
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Aspidopterys canarensis Dalzell ... family: Malpighiaceae 
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¿ as-pid-OP-ter-iss ? -- Greek: aspis (shield) and pteron (wing), alluding to the winged carpel ... Hand Book Of The Indian Flora Vol I
¿ kuh-nair-EN-sis ? -- of or from the Canara or Kanara region in s-w India
commonly known as: Kanara climberMalayalam: കണ്ണാരംവള്ളി kannaram valli
botanical names: Aspidopterys canarensis Dalzell ... synonym: Aspidopterys glomerata Wight ... The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.
Beautiful find ...
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Aspidopterys canarensis
Dalzell ... family: Malpighiaceae  
March 16, 2013 ... along Gersoppa Ghat 
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