Ventilago gamblei Suess., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2 20d: 152 1953. (syn: Ventilago lanceolata Gamble);
India (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;

Climbing shrubs; branches dark grey or brownish. Leaves alternate, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, obtuse at base, crenate at margin, acuminate or mucronate at apex, 4-8 x 2-4 cm; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs; petioles 4-8 mm long, puberulous. Panicles axillary, very rarely terminal; bracts caducous; bracteoles linear. Flowers 4-5 mm long. Calyx lobes 3-angled, keeled at apex, 2-2.5 mm long. Petals spatulate, 1-1.5 mm long. Stamens 1-1.5 mm long; connectives apiculate, recurved. Ovary glabrous. Samaras mucronate at apex of wings, to 5 x 1.5 cm; seeds subglobose, 3-4 x 2-2.5 mm, black or brownish black.

Flowering and fruiting: January-February
Semi-evergreen forests
Peninsular India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)



Submission of Ventilago gamblei Suss. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – around 400 kb each.

attaching images of Ventilago gamblei Suss., of Rhamnaceae

It is rarely found in Nallamala hills- near Srisailam
Scandent shrubs; branches stout, dar. Leaves 5-10 x 2-4 cm, base obtuse , margin crenate-serrate, apex acuminate ( in the other two species it is not acute or acuminate) Samara 3-4 x 0.8cm, tonentose/ pubescent, wings mucronate at apex; calyx tube adherent at the base of ovary/ fruit. 


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