Aspidopterys indica (Willd.) W.Theob., Burmah ed. 3, 2: 599 1883. (Syn: Aspidopterys roxburghiana A.Juss.; Hiraea indica (Willd.) Roxb.; Triopterys indica Willd. (Unresolved));
India: In open areas and forest margins. In primary and secondary forests, up to 1650 m. Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu as per BSI Flora of India;


[EfloraIndia_261212PD04_Aspidopterys indica_Flora of Odisha] : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
please find the images of Aspidopterys indica taken from ranpur. Please validate.

Name: Aspidopterys indica ?
Family: Malpighiaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha
Habit: Scandent Shrub
Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
Altitude: 500 m above msl

Not aware of the species so can’t validate though. Flowers will be useful in confirming it.

i dont have the images of the flowers since there was no flowering when i collected the specimen. May be i wl collect the flower in the next visits.

I think matches with images in another thread by …

The images I have uploaded are flowering branches of Aspidopterys indica; I collected the flowers and fruits from same plant at a guest house in forest.

Submission of Aspidopterys indica in flowering : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
I am submitting the images of Aspidopterys indica in flowering to complete the page


Regarding the Identification of the climber sp. Oct 2022, Kandhamal Odisha: 5 images.
Tried checking in many families like Oleaceae, Rutaceae, Primulaceae etc., but could not go close.
Looked somewhat close to (but different)

For me your ID seems to be correct. Infact, it looked to be a Oleaceae member from the beginning.

I am not sure.

it is Aspidopterys indica of Malighiaceae, I too collected it

Yes, appears close to images at


Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002- details with keys)