Reissantia indica (Willd.) N. Hallé, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. sér. 2, 30:466. 1958 (Syn. Hippocratea beccarii Tuyn; Hippocratea cassinoides DC.; Hippocratea disperma Vahl (ambiguous synonym); (Hippocratea euonymoides Vahl; Hippocratea fuscescens Kurz; (≡) Hippocratea indica Willd. (basionym); Hippocratea lobbii M. Laws.; Hippocratea obtusifolia Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Hippocratea pentandra Griff.; Pristimera indica (Willd.) A. C. Sm.; Reissantia cassinoides (DC.) Ding Hou; Tontelea disperma (Vahl) Poir.);
Java, India (Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Bangladesh, peninsular Malaysia (Perlis, Penang Isl., Pahan), +Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma] (widespread), Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, China (Guangdong, Hainan), Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Lombok, Sumbawa, Timor), Borneo, Philippines (Luzon, Lubang, Mindoro, Mindanao), Sulawesi, S-Sumatra (incl. Bangka Isl.), Borneo as per Catalogue of Life;

Woody climbers with looping branchlets. Leaves opposite, to 12 x 7 cm, obovate, obtusely acute, attenuate to the base; nerves 4 or 5 pairs, ascending; petiole 1 cm long. Flowers in axillary drooping panicles, pedicellate; sepals 5, ovate, acute, glabrous; petals 5, 3 x 1 mm, oblong, curved, glabrous; stamens 3, filaments short curved out; ovary 3-celled, sunken in the disk; ovules 2-10 in each cell. Fruit a winged samara.

Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
Seen this Climber at Uttar Kannada (Gersoppa Ghat).
Bot. name: Reissantia indica (Willd.) N.Hallé
Syn: Hippocratea indica Willd.; Pristimera indica;
Family: Celastraceae


Celastraceae fortnight :: Reissantia indica along Gersoppa Ghat :: DV14 : 1 post by 1 author. 1 image.
Reissantia indica (Willd.) N. Hallé … also placed in Hippocrateaceae
along Gersoppa Ghat on 16 MAR 13


Celastraceae fortnight :: Reissantia indica at Sudhagad :: PKA2 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Came across this Shrub at Sudhagad (near Pali- Maharashtra).
Bot. name: Reissantia indica


via Species‎ > ‎P‎ > Pristimera indica (Willd.) A.C.Sm. … family: Celastraceae ~ Hippocrateaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ pris-tee-MER-a ? — derivation obscure
IN-dih-kuh or in-DEE-kuh — of or from IndiaDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: mopane paddle-podKannada: ದೊಡ್ಡ ಮಾದೆರಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ dodda maderiballi, ಕಾಂಗುಣ ಬಳ್ಳಿ kangunaballiTamil: மொரசரக்கொடி moracarakkotiTelugu: వెర్రియాప verriyaapaTulu: ಮಲ್ಲ ಮಾದೆರಿ ಬಳ್ಳು malla maderi ballu
botanical names: Pristimera indica (Willd.) A.C.Sm. … synonyms: Hippocratea indica Willd. • Reissantia indica (Willd.) N.Hallé … Tropicos
March 16, 2013 … along Gersoppa Ghat

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