Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz Accepted Name . Hiptage madablota Gaertn. মাধবীলতা Madhabilata. English. Hiptage,. Clustered hiptage,. Madhavi latha. H. benghalensis has spread in the tropics after introduction as an ornamental from its native South and South-East Asia. It continues to be available. Madhavi lata, native from India to the Philippines, is a vine like plant that is often cultivated in the tropics for its attractive and fragrant flowers. A woody climbing.

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benghqlensis Leaves simple, opposite, blade usually elliptic and cm long 2. Hiptage obtusifoliaDC. The corolla has five free, elliptic to round, pubescent, reflexed petals For long-distance dispersal, there are risks of accidental movement as a contaminant of agricultural produce. Two additions to the flora of the Palni Hills, southern India Desc: There are no records of direct impact on crops.

Ovary 3-celled, 3-lobed, mm long; style c. Srivastava in Hajra et al. Liana diversity and host relationships in a tropical evergreen forest in the Indian Eastern Ghats.

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The genus name, Hiptageis derived from the Greek hiptamai, which means “to fly” and refers its unique three-winged fruit known as “samara”.

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Fruit Samara with 3 unequal wings, golden brown. Randall lists this species in the global compendium of weeds for Western Australia Starr Starr and Loope and in tropical Australian rainforests it is a pest Grice and Setter Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. The same is true in Mauritius, where lowland forests were replaced after the arrival of man and H. In addition, this species is listed by Staples et al. Global Invasive Species Database.

Hiptage benghalensis

The tips of its branches are usually greenish in colour and covered in tiny whitish or yellowish coloured hairs. Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness H. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk http: Haleakala Field Station, Maui, Hawaii. Flora of Karnataka, Sharma B. Bengalensis of Fergusson College campus, Pune, India: Few species can be confused with H.

Sheldon Navie close-up of mature fruit showing their wings Photo: Gaertnera indicaJ. Observation specific search options Observed benghalensie.

Hiptage Hiptage benghalensis is very similar to flame creeper Combretum paniculatum when not in flower. It is essential that plant growers are aware of the species’ potential to become invasive in the wild Starr Starr and Hiptae Missouri Botanical Garden, Succowia fimbriataDennst.

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Title Fruits and foliage. Flowering from February-April and August-December. Medicinal plants of Bombay presidency. As an invasive species, H. We present a systematic, updated checklist of larval host plants of the butterflies of bsnghalensis Western Click on images to enlarge.

Malpighiaceae and Kalanchoe olivacea Dalz. Kurz forma cochinchinensis Pierre.

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This species has occasionally become naturalised in the coastal districts bengghalensis south-eastern and northern Queensland. Sheldon Navie leaves Photo: In its native range in China it is recorded at altitudes of m Flora of China Editorial Committee, Ecological Research, 16 3: Your comments The flower labeled Madhavi Lata is Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D.

Leaves opposite x 2. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Habitat Top of page H. The flowers have five sepals about 8 mm long that are partially fused together at their bases i. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. Thiruvananthapuram District harbours more than 1, medicinal plants of which plants are hosts Warm temperate climate with dry winter Warm average temp. The fragrance is very strong and pleasant, resembles fruity perfume.