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¿ as-pid-OP-ter-iss ? — Greek: aspis (shield) and pteron (wing), alluding to the winged carpelHand Book Of The Indian Flora Vol I
¿ kuh-nair-EN-sis ? — of or from the Canara or Kanara region in s-w India
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commonly known as: Kanara climberMalayalam: കണ്ണാരംവള്ളി kannaram valli
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Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)
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India: Evergreen forests in ghats at ca 800 m. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as per BSI Flora of India;
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Lianas. Leaves ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, base rounded or acute, glabrous, 7-10 x 3-5 cm; petiole ca. 1 cm long. Flowers with slender pedicels, clustered, axillary to leaves or leafscars; bracts rusty tomentose. Calyx lobes tomentose. Petals oblong, yellow, 4 x 2 mm. Samara suborbicular, truncate at apex, papery, 3-4 cm across.

Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

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Aspidopterys canarensis Dalzell … family: Malpighiaceae

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¿ as-pid-OP-ter-iss ? — Greek: aspis (shield) and pteron (wing), alluding to the winged carpelHand Book Of The Indian Flora Vol I
¿ kuh-nair-EN-sis ? — of or from the Canara or Kanara region in s-w India
commonly known as: Kanara climberMalayalam: കണ്ണാരംവള്ളി kannaram valli
botanical names: Aspidopterys canarensis Dalzell … synonym: Aspidopterys glomerata Wight … The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.


Beautiful find …


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Aspidopterys canarensis Dalzell … family: Malpighiaceae
March 16, 2013 … along Gersoppa Ghat
5 images.


¿ as-pid-OP-ter-iss ? — Greek: aspis (shield) and pteron (wing), alluding to the winged carpel … Hand Book Of The Indian Flora Vol I
¿ kuh-nair-EN-sis ? — of or from the Canara or Kanara region in s-w India
.
commonly known as: Kanara climber • Kannada: ಕೆನರಾ ಬಳ್ಳಿ kanara balli • Malayalam: കണ്ണാരംവള്ളി kannaram valli • Marathi: कन्नड वेल kannad-vel • Tamil: கன்னடம் வல்லி kannatam valli

botanical namesAspidopterys canarensis Dalzell … synonymsAspidopterys glomerata Wight … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
Kanara climber
  • Flowers of India … the epithet canarensis = of or from the Canara or Kanara region in s-w India
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಕೆನರಾ ಬಳ್ಳಿ kanara balli
  • name given, for want of name; derived from the epithet canarensis … ಕೆನರಾ kanara = Kanara or Canara – anglicised name of the Kannada region in s-w India; ಬಳ್ಳಿ balli = creeper, climber, vine
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
കണ്ണാരംവള്ളി kannaram valli
  • Many thanks to Vinaya Raj V R for help with this name … facebook
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
कन्नड वेल kannad-vel
  • name given, for want of name; derived from the epithet canarensis … कन्नड kannad = Kanara or Canara – anglicised name of the Kannada region in s-w India; वेल vel = creeper, climber, vine
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
கன்னடம் வல்லி kannatam valli
  • name given, for want of name; derived from the epithet canarensis … கன்னடம் kannatam = Kanara or Canara – anglicised name of the Kannada region in s-w India; வல்லி valli = creeper, climber, vine
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Names compiled / updated at dineshvalke.blogspot

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