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]);
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W. India as per POWO;
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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 
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commonly known asMalabar madhumalati • Kannadaಕಿಲೆಂಜಿಸೊಪ್ಪು kilenjisoppuಸಂಧ್ಯಾರಾಣಿ sandhyarani • Malayalamസന്ധ്യാറാണി sandhyarani • Tuluಕಿಲೆಂಜಿತಪ್ಪು kilenjithappu 
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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
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
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ANMAR41/63 Quisqualis malabarica : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)

Family: Combretaceae
Date: 21st March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala


IPNI gives the following name change:
Combretum malabaricum (Bedd.) Sujana, Ratheesh & Anil Kumar — J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 6(2): 453. 2012 [23 Nov 2012]


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.


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Makutta Ghat Karnataka
Date: 24 FEB 2017 … Elevation range: ~ 87 – 263 m (288 – 865 ft) asl
Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. … (family: Combretaceae)

Dear friends,
While attempting to identify this Quisqualis, came to find earlier plant sighted at Yana as Quisqualis malabaricaPrashant’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


Combretum malabaricum now.


I urge you to read through KEW BULLETIN (2015) 70:33Combretum 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.
I will change Quisqualis malabarica to Combretum malabaricum.


Fantastic Dear … This was first spotted by me on 20-01-2011. Good that you had now sorted out the ID issues..


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Names of Plants in India :: Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. : 7 posts by 4 authors. Wrong image.

via Species‎ > ‎Q‎ > Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. … family: Combretaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
kwis-KWAL-iss — Latin: quis (who) and qualis (what kind) — uncertainty of its family when first discovered … Dave’s Botanary
mal-uh-BAR-ih-kuh — of or from the Malabar Coast, southern India … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known as
Malabar madhumalati • Kannadaಸಂಧ್ಯಾರಾಣಿ sandhyarani • Malayalamസന്ധ്യാറാണി sandhyarani 
botanical namesQuisqualis malabarica Bedd. … synonyms: no synonym known … 
The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
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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 malabaricaPrashant’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

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 • Malayalam: സന്ധ്യാറാണി sandhyarani • Tulu: ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿತಪ್ಪು kilenjithappu

botanical namesCombretum malabaricum (Bedd.) Sujana, Ratheesh & Anil Kumar … synonymsQuisqualis indica Blanco • Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. • Quisqualis spinosa Náves ex Fern.-Vill. … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
Malabar madhumalati
  • Flowers of India
  • madhumalati (Combretum indicum (L.) DeFilipps) is a popular ornamental adorning gardens since ancient times. The epithet malabaricum = of or from the Malabar Coast, southern India.
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿಸೊಪ್ಪು kilenjisoppu
  • for synonym Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. … Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu … the name ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿಸೊಪ್ಪು kilenjisoppu = bee leaf, arose as the leaves are employed to ward off honey bees during honey collection
ಸಂಧ್ಯಾರಾಣಿ sandhyarani
  • name borrowed from Malayalam, discussed at facebook
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
സന്ധ്യാറാണി sandhyarani
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿತಪ್ಪು kilenjithappu
  • for synonym Quisqualis malabarica Bedd. … Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu … the name ಕಿಲೆಂಜಿತಪ್ಪು kilenjithappu = bee leaf, arose as the leaves are employed to ward off honey bees during honey collection
~~~~~ x ~~~~~

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