Bangladesh; Bhutan; Burma; Cambodia; Caribbean-TRP; China; Dominican Republic; East Timor; Fiji; Hainan; India; Indonesia; Jamaica; Jawa; Malaysia; Mauritius; Moluccas; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of life;
Red Butterfly Wing or Mariposa;

This is a widespread species in tropical South East Asia. It is thought to be native to Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Indonesia, China and possibly Myanmar. In Malaysia it is rare and and it is uncertain whether it is native. It is also widely introduced and found, for example, throughout India and also on Pacific and Caribbean islands such as Fiji and Jamaica.

This species is found in a variety of habitats from evergreen forests, dry forests on limestone, open grasslands, scrub, thickets, roadsides, seasides and secondary vegetation. It is also cultivated.
Citation: Chadburn, H. 2012. Christia vespertilionis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19892028A20042444. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T19892028A20042444.en. Downloaded on 18 February 2017.


Id of a plant from Mahe : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 mb.

Please identify the plant photographed from Mahe in November 2019.

I hope this is cultivated.

Yes, it is cultivated

Superb ! Very unique type of leaves shape !!!

Christia vespertilionis (L.f.) Bakh.f.

Great. For me your ID is correct.

Looking forward to more contributions from you by sharing your knowledge on cultivated plants..,

it is a Fabaceae member, the inflorescence a raceme, flower with papilionaceous corolla, leaf compound, but the terminal leaflets are interesting

yes it is Christia vespertilionis 


Butterfly like leaves: A herb with leaves like butterflies. Id is requested.

This is the Red Butterfly Wing, Christia vespertilionis.

… has identified as Christia vespertilionis, this should be treated as final ID.

Yes : Christia vespertilionis


on 17th July,08 at Gangajal Nursery in Nasik; at Shahpur, Mah., on 28 March ’10; Request for ID: 150110-AK-1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups Christia vespertilionis- – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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