V. denticulata has larger leaves with prominent veins. Stems usually striate and green. Large stems striate with red and black. It is found in deciduous forests and less in evergreen. It is a large liana.
V. maderaspatana stems dry blackish, leaves are smaller and often more acute at the apex. It is found more in evergreen forests and rarely in deciduous patches. It also can be a very large plant covering many trees.
Ventilago calyculata Tul. ? (China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO)
Ventilago denticulata Willd. (China (W-Guangxi, SW-Guizhou, S-Yunnan), India (Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,
Gujarat, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu), Andaman Isl., Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, Thailand, Jammu &
Kashmir, Myanmar [Burma], Laos, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life)
(China (S-Yunnan), India (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), Myanmar [Burma], Sri Lanka, Java, Indonesia, Malaysia as per Catalogue of Life)
Species & genera pages of Ventilago (Rhamnaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Species & genera pages of Ventilago (Rhamnaceae) are now with images. I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future. If anybody can send images of other species of this family (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified/ wrongly identified images, it will be really nice.
Ventilago denticulata Willd. (400 m; Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), India, Burma, Indo-China, W. China)
Some species found in India with description & keys from Flora of China [Distribution other than China]:
Ventilago leiocarpa Bentham [India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].
Ventilago maderaspatana Gaertner [India, Indonesia (Java), Myanmar, Sri Lanka].