commonly known as: large-leaved leea • Hindi: ढोलसमुद्र dholsamudra, हस्थिकर्ण hastikarna, हत्कन hathkan, समुद्रक samudrak • Marathi: दिंडा dinda, गजकर्णी gajakarni, हत्ती कान hattikaan • Sanskrit: हस्तिकर्ण hastikarna
 
This plant atracts many many butterfly sps for necter. At a time plenty of butterfly sps can be seen feeding on Leea when the flowers open.
 
Forest Plants of Eastern India  By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- Brief Description- Leea macrophylla Roxb., Leea alata Edgew., Leea crispa L. (syn. of Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale)Leea acuminata Wall. (syn. of  Leea guineense G.Don), Leea herbacea Ham.(syn. of Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale), Leea aequata L., Leea robusta Roxb. (syn. of Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem. ), Leea bracteata C.B.Clarke (syn. of Leea compactiflora Kurz), Leea indica (Burm. f.) Merr. & Leea umbraculifera C.B. Clarke (syn. of Leea indica (Burm. f.) Merr.))  

    
Biodiversity in India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah (2006- Description- Leea indica (Burm. f.) Merr., Leea macrophylla Roxb. & Leea setuligera C.B.Clarke) 

 

Shrubs to 2 m high; young branches, rachises, petioles, petiolules and inflorescences hairy to mealy-pubescent. Leaves alternate, 1 or 3-foliolate or 1-3 pinnate; if 1 or 3-foliolate; petioles to 20 cm long; rachises 10-15 cm long; stipules obovate, 2-6 x 1-4 cm; leaflets oblique, broadly ovate, oblong-ovate, elliptic or rhomboid, 15-60 x 10-50 cm, cordate at base, acute or short acuminate at apex; if 1-3 pinnate leaflets 7-21 or more, oblong, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, 9-30 x 4-9 cm, rounded at base, serrate at margin, acuminate to caudate at apex, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, glabrous to sparsely hairy above, sparsely to densely hairy sometimes mealy-pubescent beneath; lateral nerves to 14 pairs, pubescent to hairy; petiolules to 25 mm long. Inflorescences 12-45 cm long, much branched; peduncles to 25 cm long; bracts deltoid to narrowly 3-angled, to 6 mm long; pedicels 1-2 mm long, pubescent. Flowers greenish white. Calyx 1.5-3 x 2.5-4 mm, 5-lobed, mealy-pubescent; lobes 3-angled, 0.75-1 x 0.8-1 mm. Corolla tube with staminal lobes 3-4 mm long; corolla lobes 5, linear-ovate, thick, 2-4 x 0.8-1 mm, greyish-pubescent to papillose. Staminal lobes slightly retuse or shallowly cleft; stamens free, in between staminal lobes; staminal column 2-3 mm long; filaments ca 1 mm long; anthers oblong, ca 1 mm long, medifixed. Ovary globose, 1-1.5 mm, 6-loculed; style to 2 mm long. Fruits subglobose or globose-depressed, 10-15 mm across, green; seeds usually 6, 3-gonous, ca 4 x 3 mm.  

Flowering and fruiting: November-December 
Moist deciduous and evergreen forests
South and south east Asia 
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.)

 

 

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shrub for id tall shrub, about six to eight feet in height
large leaves
tiny greenish buds three to five mm
would very much appreciate an id


Leea macrophylla … commonly known as: large-leaved leea • Hindi: ढोलसमुद्र dholsamudra, हस्थिकर्ण hastikarna, हत्कन hathkan, समुद्रक samudrak • Marathi: दिंडा dinda, गजकर्णी gajakarni, हत्ती कान hattikaan • Sanskrit: हस्तिकर्ण hastikarna


This plant atracts many many butterfly sps for necter. At a time plenty of butterfly sps can be seen feeding on Leea when the flowers open.


 

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Hooghly Yesterday : what was that? Attachments (6 + 7 + 4). 7 posts by 3 authors.
This is 1 to 2.5 ft. herb, in a bamboo thicket.. There were some of them scattered in that place, all seemed to have started growing recently.
I think the species is Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.
But, what are those wing like structures, on petioles, in the 3rd and last images?


…, I am assuming they are “sheaths” of “stem buds” … not sure what they are known as scientifically.

These structures seem to be commonly seen among all Leea plants.


Thank you … for informing that this is common in all Leea, and i assume that shapes and sizes are also same in all.

Will be waiting for experts to know the botanical name.


 

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update on 15/08/2013


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update on 14/9/13


BSI key – http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=4909&type=3

Leaves are the main points we discussed in several threads – http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=4923&type=4


 

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This is the most intriguing Leea species I have ever come across. Just check how many taxa of Flora Indica (1824 edition) are connected to this taxon – http://efloraindia.nic.in/efloraindia/taxonList.action?id=4923&type=4. And I have had so many insights and advices from experts on Leea!

Attached here, once again, pics of caducous stipule of this species, in Roxburgh’s word “stipule like membrane.” This “membrane” is: actually a two-layered stipule, connate distally, new leaf emerges by splitting this connate part.

 

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ID – MS19082013-001 Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Please help id this plant.. 
Loc – Badlapur, Maharashtra. Found growing wild in open land.
Large leaves resembling those of teak but not rough.
Sprouts in Monsoon, flowers in Aug.
Dries out by Dec..


It looks like Leea macrophylla


 

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Requesting to please ID this Leea captured at SGNP, Mumbai in September 2013.


Those studying or familiar with Leea would help us out.

 … hopefully Leea aequata

This looks like Leea cinerea [previously L.latifolia].


Thanks … for the possible ID..

As per the theplantlist.org, L.cinerea is a synonym of L. macrophylla..
But I thought the leaves of L. macrophylla are much bigger…


the Leaves of Leea macrophylla (L.cinerea ) are simple where as others are compound. 

Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem., Hort. Hafn. 1: 231, 1813; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1: 664, 1872 (p.p.); Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 1: 276, 1958 (Repr.); Almeida, Fl. Mah. 1: 261, 1996; Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 1: 568, 2000.
Synonyms: L. talbotii King ex Talbot, For. Fl. Bombay 1: 329, 1909. L. venkobarwii Gamble, Kew Bull. 1917: 26, 1917. L. angustifolia Lawson in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1: 665, 1872. L. robusta Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 468, 1832.: leaves broadly ovate or cordate, acute to acuminate, base round or cordate, margin serrate or sub lobed, 15-60 x 13-50 cm  
this seems to be some other sps


The plant in question here is Leea cinerea [L.latifolia]. 
L.macrophylla is a distinct species altogether, my photographs of which are available at this link


I am still confused, I did not seem to find images of Leea cinerea on efi as well as on the net.
Could you please provide some reference links?


Leea latifolia Wall. ex Kurz (as identified by …)  is a synonym of Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.
As per Flora of China, leaves are variable in shape and size, simple, 3-foliolate, or 1-3-pinnate;
In view I find it closer to images at Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem. rather than any other species in efi so far.


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the plant in question may be Leea indica but definately not Leea macrophylla.

please find pic of Leea macrophylla clicked at SGNP.


This looks like Leea cinerea to me.

– this is not Leea asiatica my photographs of which are available at this link
– Leea indica is not found in the Borivali NP [SGNP].
– agree with … this is also not Leea macrophylla my photographs of which are available at these links


Earlier you said it to be syn. of Leea latifolia 


L. latifolia is a synonym of L cinerea.


Leea latifolia Wall. ex Kurz (as identified by …)  is a synonym of Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem. as per this link. 

Please check Dr. Almeida’s ‘Flora of Maharashtra’ Vol.1.


 
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