commonly known as: paper-flower climber • Bengali: গেছো লতা gecho lata • Hindi: कोकोरे kokoray • Kannada: enjarigekubsa, marasadaboli • Konkani: उस्की uski • Malayalam: പുല്ലാനി pullani, പുല്ലാഞ്ഞി pullanji • Marathi: झाल jhaal, उक्षी ukshi • Oriya: dhonoti • Sanskrit: श्वेतधातकी shvetadhataki, सुसवी susavi • Tamil: புல்லாந்தி வல்லி pullanti valli • Telugu: మురుగుడుతీగె murugudutige ;

Attached are pictures of Getonia floribunda captured at Mumbai in February 2013.
I found it in a densely populated slum area in Mumbai, was very surprised to see it there.
The slums had taken over a erstwhile green hillock and then realised that this may have been a spared from the axe.
My first sight of this plant, later, I saw this climber forming a dense cover over entire hills of the Konkan in March 2014.

Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight :: Combretaceae :: Getonia floribunda :: MNP :: ARKDEC-08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached are pictures of densely flowering Getonia floribunda captured at MNP in March 2013.

I appreciate the photos.


Calycopteris floribunda:
A climber from Family : Combretaceae.
Earlier we have discussed it several times.
I was waiting to capture its flowers for long time though being a very common plant
Thanks to .. and .. for a wonderful flower hunting day at Vasai and Gorai near Mumbai. 26Feb 2011

Please read the last bird as ‘Brown-cheeked Fulvetta’.

Interesting plant and the list of birds!!!

It is not happening. Link

the rose finch seems to say I am the master of all I survey…


Plz id this climber: pa25 – 3nov2012:
Plz id this woody climber from Yeoor region. I did not see any flowers or fruits.

This is Combretum albidum locally called Piluki. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.

Isn’t this Calycopteris floribunda ?

My first impression was also that it was Getonia floribunda [Calycopteris floribunda], but it is Combretum albidum. My photographs of this are available in the archives of this group.

I feel some difference in the leaf shape, especially at the tip and the venation. please verify.
I couldnt find your pictures while searching for Combretum albidum. Kindly provide link for the same.

Here are pictures of C. floribunda from my farm.

This is Calycopteris floribunda [Ukshi]. My apologies to all & to … Please check my next few mails.


Calycopteris floribunda:
Photographed on my property at Shahapur yesterday. Will send photographs of it flowering & fruiting later during the week.


Calycopteris floribunda [Contd.]:
Photographed on my property at Shahapur over the last few years. Some of my previous photographs of this are available at this link

Calycopteris floribunda:
Paper Flower Climber From Prabalgad region, Maharashtra.
Bot. name: Calycopteris floribunda
Family: Combretaceae
Date/Time: 22-01-2012/ 09:00AM


Calycoptreris floribunda from Trivandrum, Kerala:

A few pictures of Calycopteris floribunda . Family: Combretaceae.
Pictures taken on 14 March and 17 April 2012.
From NE of Trivandrum city, at the foot of the Ghats, <30 m above msl.
Growing wild.
Straggling shrub with opposite, entire, elliptic or ovate leaves.
Flowers in dense axillary racemes, crowded towards the ends of the branches.
Persistent calyx, petals 0.


Climber ID request – RK104 – 19-Feb-2013:
Requesting identification of this climber-like plant seen in Chinchoti. Could it be Ukshi / Calycopteris?

Yes … Calycopteris floribunda (family: Combretaceae).

calycopteris floribunda : 5 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.
calycopteris floribunda, elephanta caves yesterday (17.3.13). the climber was flowering profusely

We used to drink water by cutting the stem in past

ForID 260513GK :  Attachments (2).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Kindly help in identification
Tree 60-80ft, behind Convocation Centre, IITB, Powai
Pictures taken mentioned on individual photo

I think these flowers do not belong to the tree but are the flowers of the climbing shrub Calycopteris floribunda, Family: Combretaceace.

Yes Calycopteris floribunda


Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight: Combretaceae- Calycopteris floribunda at Panvel -PKA-DEC26:: : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
One more set of Paper Flower Climber From Prabalgad region, Maharashtra.
Bot. name: Calycopteris floribunda
Family: Combretaceae
Date/Time: 22-01-2012/ 09:00AM

Excellent photographs …

Yes. However, the name Calycopteris is a nom. invalid. The correct name to be adopted is Getonia floribunda.


Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight: December 11- 24,2014 SN 03 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Getonia floribunda Roxb.(= Calycopteris floribunda (Roxb.) Lam. ex Poir), common climber in open forest areas of Western ghats.


Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight: Combretaceae- Calycopteris floribunda at CBD Hills, Navi Mumbai -PKA-DEC21:: : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Local Name: Ukshi.
Common name: Paper Flower Climber.
Bot. name: Calycopteris floribunda
Family: Combretaceae
Photographed at CBD Hills, Navi Mumbai.

Getonia floribunda.

Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight : Combretaceae : Calycopteris floribunda : MNP,Mumbai : 28DEC14 : AK-92 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Seen at the Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai.
A climber, commonly known as Paper Flower Climber.

Is it the new name for Calycopteris floribunda?

Yes, the generic name Calycopteris is invalid and the next available name Getonia is to be adopted.

ANAPR32 Getonia floribunda Roxb. (Calycopteris floribunda Lam. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)

Family: Combretaceae
Date: March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala

Habit: Climber/Liana

Nothing to say about this excellent photography and correct identification.

nice, … does this occur in bengal?

The species in Indo-Malesian in distribution. I have seen specimens from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. Outside India, I have examined specimens from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Some more photos I missed attaching earlier. Attachments (2)


Flora of Madh: Getonia floribunda Roxb. : VG-JUL-05 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Sharing some images of the gregarious climber Getonia floribunda Roxb. Popular synonym: Calycopteris floribunda (Roxb.) Lam. ex Poir.
Photographed on Madh Hill (North Mumbai) in March 2015.

Tree for ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Kindly ID this tree.
Place : Pattambi, Kerala
Date :  22.3.2016

Pl. check : Getonia floribunda

I think yes.

Without doubt Getonia… and not a tree.

I think this is Calycopteris floribunda.

Flower for Id -ID26052017SH2 : 6 posts by 4 authors.
Attachments (1)
Flower for Id pl.
Location – Mumbai (near one of the mangroves)
Date – 14.05.2017

It looks like the winged fruit of Getonia floribunda Roxb. [Combretaceae] has flown and dropped on those leaves from somewhere.

I agree with … thoughts.

Oh,I didn’t notice that … The tiny flower- (sorry, fruit !! ) was so beautiful… didn’t observe it properly ! Just thought that it’s from the same plant. Thanks a lot.

12072017BHAR1 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Found in my garden in Sriperumbudur near Chennai.
It got max.15+ pairs of leaflets or leaves in a group as in first picture.
I did not planted it.
Wild plant. Should have been spreaded by birds or wind.

Always difficult to tell in vegetative stage.

Thanks for your help. I will upload when it flowers.

I think calycopteris floribunda?

This may be Getonia floribunda. Please compare with images in the Efi website.

Yes. It is correct. Thanks a lot.
But I have a question. How long it will take to flower (It’s already big).

Well, the flowering starts in winter, January onwards. Please look out.


2/3/08- in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai; at Tansa catchment- March’09; Mumbai- March- April’09; in Tadoba, third week of April , 2009; national park in Mumbai- 24 May ’09; at MNP on 28 Feb.’10; The Mumbai south end forest- April’10?;
Calycopteris floribunda FOR VALIDATION :: Nagla block of SGNP :: 21 DEC 19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Nagla forest  … part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Date: December 21, 2019 … Altitude: sea level to about 600 ft asl
¿ Calycopteris floribunda ?  

Dear friends,
I am eager to know ID of the liana in the pictures following below. The leaves may OR not belong to the large stem. It was quite difficult to know from far distance. I am not confident wuth my guess. Please ignore the query if the pictures do not provide any hint for the ID.

Yes, it’s Ukshi


This is a climber which i have observed at Ratnagiri, at Goa, Karnataka, at Kerala in different forest areas.
Local name I heard is Pulanji.
Flowers are mildly fragrant.
Habit-Wild Climber
Kindly help in identification.

This is Getonia floribunda
Very common beautiful climber

I too agree with …


Getonia floribunda on trek to Matheran: 11 images- 4 high res.
On trek to Matheran (around 2500 ft.) from foothills, Maharashtra on 4.2.23.
Seen only at lower elevations at around 350 ft. 


Getonia floribunda Roxb. :: Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Mar 16, 2010 · 4:38 PM IST: 1 image.
Getonia floribunda Roxb.

Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Mar 16, 2010 · 4:38 PM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl
… earlier popularly known as Calycopteris floribunda (Roxb.) Lam. ex Poir.


Getonia floribunda Roxb. :: Thane, Maharashtra :: Mar 15, 2008 · JUN23 DV528: 5 images.

Getonia floribunda Roxb.
Thane, Maharashtra :: Mar 15, 2008 · 4:36 PM IST :: about 11 m (36 ft) asl
Many thanks to Radha Veach for validating the ID at iNaturalist.
popular synonym: Calycopteris floribunda (Roxb.) Lam. ex Poir.