¿ as-pid-OP-ter-iss ? — Greek: aspis (shield) and pteron (wing), alluding to the winged carpel … Hand Book Of The Indian Flora Vol I
kor-DAY-tuh — heart-shaped, referring to leaves … Dave’s Botanary 

commonly known asheart-leaved aspidopterys • Marathiबोकडवेल bokadvel  

India: In mixed dry deciduous forests between 700 – 1000 m. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Karnataka as per BSI Flora of India




Aspidopterys fruiting – efloraofindia | Google Groups
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Had posted photographs of this climber flowering at my farm a few days ago and it was identified by … It was fruiting yesterday (11.1.10). Sending a few photographs


Aspidopteris cordata ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (4)

On 11/10/09 in Ananthagiri HIll forest in Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh.

Correct spellings should be Aspidopterys cordata

On further checking, I found it matching with Aspidopteris cordata as per details below & as per Shrikant ji’s book:  
(Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill ranges of south east India By T. Pullaiah, D.Muralidhara Rao)
In view, I take this as final Id.



Request for ID-311009 – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Could this also be the same as what … has posted for ID as Aspidopteris cordata. This was seen at the national park in Mumbai on 25 Oct ’09. Request ID for the same please. Thank you.

I think it’s Aspidopterys cordata only as per my earlier thread

Thank you … for confirming the ID. It matches well with the link ID.

Photographed at my farm at Shahapur on Sunday (19.10.10). Please identify this climber. It had climbed to the top of one of my Chamoli [Bauhinia foveolata] trees [which itself has flower-buds]. Sending a few photographs – the last one is taken by my friend Jayesh Timbadia.

May be Bauhinia vahlii. Climber from Bauhinia having bigger leaf size.

Thank you … for you comments but the climber in question does not have 2-lobed leaves as is seen in most Bauhinias.

Here is some from me. Leaves are quite similar.

Aspidopteris cordata of Malpighiaceae. Watch for fruits of round samaras.

Photographed on my property at Shahapur last weekend (19.11.10). The climber was identified by … and it is available at this link.


Climbeer for ID : 05102013 : RV 1 :  Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.

Plz help to identify this climber found last year on 18th Oct,12 in Kanheri caves, SGNP, Mumbai.

Please check with Aspidopterys cordata

This is Aspidopteris cordata. Please check these link

Aspidopterys cordata (B.Heyne ex Wall.) A.Juss. … family: Malpighiaceae 
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ as-pid-OP-ter-iss ? — Greek: aspis (shield) and pteron (wing), alluding to the winged carpel … Hand Book Of The Indian Flora Vol I
kor-DAY-tuh — heart-shaped, referring to leaves … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known asheart-leaved aspidopterys • Marathiबोकडवेल bokadvel
botanical namesAspidopterys cordata (B.Heyne ex Wall.) A.Juss. … synonymsHiptage cordata (Heynt.) • Hiraea cordata B.Heyne ex Wall. … India Biodiversity Portal Show trimmed conten


ID01122015PHK 2 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Id Please. A climber at Chikhalgoan Dapoli, Maharashtra

This looks like Bokadvel [Aspidopteris cordata]. This was identified for me by … at these links



Identification needed.: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- around 1 Mb each.  

Habit- climber
Simple Opposite leaf (Cordate at base, accuminate at apex)
Inflorescence-Axillary, raceme
Winged fruit
Location- Bhadra wildlife sanctuary Deciduous forest type..

Aspidopteris cordata




Plant for id help : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Early October 2017 @ Lohgad

700m approx. asl

Leaves opposite

Fruit 3 winged, yellowish when mature.

Aspidopteris cordata, Malpighiaceae



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