Hiptage benghalensis

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz
  • Synonyms : Bainsteria benghalensis L.
  • Common Name : Madhvilata, Ragatpit, Helicopter Flower
  • Plant Family : Malpighiaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Hiptage benghalensis Plant :

  • Habit : An extensive woody climber, boary-tomentose in younger parts.
  • Leaves : Elliptic-oblong or ovate-oblong, coriaceous, glabrous.
  • Flowers : Showy, white.
  • Fruit : 3-winged, seeds solitary, glabrous, globose.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : January-May
  • Significance : Cultivated plant.