Combretum malabaricum (Bedd.) Sujana , Ratheesh & Anil Kumar, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6(2): 453. 2012 [23 Nov 2012] (syn: Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. Icon. Pl. Ind. Or. [Beddome] 33, t. 155. [1868-1874]);
W. India as per POWO;
kom-BREE-tum — Latin name for a climbing plant of another genus … Dave’s Botanary
mal-uh-BAR-ih-kum — of or from the Malabar Coast, southern India … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Malabar madhumalati • Kannada: ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿಸೊಪ್ಪು kilenjisoppu, ಸಂಧ್ಯಾರಾಣಿ sandhyarani • Malayalam: സന്ധ്യാറാണി sandhyarani • Tulu: ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿತಪ್ಪು kilenjithappu
Climbing shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite, to 14 x 5 cm, oblong, acuminate at apex; nerves 8 pairs, looping below the margins, domatia hairy; petiole 5 mm long. Flowers in terminal cymes; calyx tube 15 mm long, produced above the ovary, narrow, hispid outside, lobes 5, 3 x 1 mm; petals 12 x 3 mm, oblong, reddish; stamens 10, filaments short; ovary 1-celled, ribbed, pubescent; ovules 3-4, pendulous; style adnate to the calyx tube. Fruit 5-winged.
Flowering and fruiting: February-April
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
ANMAR41/63 Quisqualis malabarica : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
IPNI gives the following name change:
petals are very narrow and single color. must be a variant
The word Quiqualis means confusing. The newly opened flowers always pale pink or off white and later become more colourful.
Quisqualis malabarica :: Makutta Ghat :: 24 FEB 2017 : 8 posts by 4 authors. 5 images.
Makutta Ghat Karnataka
Date: 24 FEB 2017 … Elevation range: ~ 87 – 263 m (288 – 865 ft) asl
Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. … (family: Combretaceae)
Combretum malabaricum now.
I urge you to read through KEW BULLETIN (2015) 70:33 … Combretum shivannae (Combretaceae), a new species from India A. R. Gholave, S. S. Kambale, M. M. Lekhak & S. R. Yadav … It has both the species compared and illustrated.
Thank you …, I have a copy of the protologue of Combretum shivannae. What I intended to mean is simply that Quisqualis malabarica has been transferred to the genus Combretum.
Apologies, …. I somehow confused myself.
Fantastic Dear … This was first spotted by me on 20-01-2011. Good that you had now sorted out the ID issues..
Names of Plants in India :: Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. : 7 posts by 4 authors. Wrong image.
via Species > Q > Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. … family: Combretaceae
These molecular studies are now jeopardizing the entire system though everything in this emerging field is hypothetical! Often they ignore good morphological differences and merge the genera and even families or vice versa.
I am getting the current name as follows.
Combretum malabaricum (Bedd.) Sujana, Ratheesh & Anil Kumar in J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6: 453. 2012.
Thanks very much … for throwing light on changes that occur in the accepted names of the plants due to newer studies. I have made a note of this point.
A reply from another thread:
While attempting to identify this Quisqualis, came to find earlier plant sighted at Yana as Quisqualis malabarica: Prashant’s in 2011, and mine in 2012, turns out to be a new species Combretum shivannae Gholave, Kambale, Lekhak & S. R. Yadav as published in KEW BULLETIN (2015) 70:33
commonly known as: Malabar madhumalati • Kannada: ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿಸೊಪ್ಪು kilenjisoppu • Malayalam: സന്ധ്യാറാണി sandhyarani • Tulu: ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿತಪ್ಪು kilenjithappu
botanical names: Combretum malabaricum (Bedd.) Sujana, Ratheesh & Anil Kumar … synonyms: Quisqualis indica Blanco • Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. • Quisqualis spinosa Náves ex Fern.-Vill. … POWO
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