Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz

Family: Malpighiaceae Genus: Hiptage Species:  Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz






Synonym Hiptage javanica Blume, Hiptage parvifolia Wight & Arn.
Flower Color White
Common Name Hiptage, Helicopter Flower Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Hiptage, Clustered Hiptage, Madhavi Latha, Helicopter Flower Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Madhabi Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1300 m Fruit Type Samara
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit 3-winged, one wing larger,seeds 0.8-1 cm across, globose
Habitat Occurs along river banks in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests often cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Malesia, China and Sri Lanka Bark Details Bark yellowish, smooth, shiny and paperly
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species It is a stout, high-climbing liana or large shrub, with white or yellowish hairs on the stem, leaves are lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate and approximately 20 cm (8 in) long and 9 cm (4 in) broad; petioles are up to 1 cm long it has scandent branches up to 5 m (16 ft) high Leaf Details Leaves 7-12 X 2.5-5 cm base attenuate or obtuse, apex acuminate, with a pair of glands on petioles at the base of lamina

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found