Gouania napalensis Wall., Fl. Ind. 2: 417 1824.;
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Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, India (Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Darjeeling, Bihar, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Assam) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Flora of Bhutan gives the following keys:
1. Leaves coarsely crenate; calyx with a few hairs externally; disc lobes triangular; capsules with glabrous remains of calyx …………………… .. 1. G. leptostachya
+ Leaves finely serrate or crenate-serrate; calyx densely appressed pubescent externally; disc lobes linear; capsules with pubescent remains of calyx … 2. G. napalensis
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Climbing shrubs, up to 8 m tall; tendrils axillary or supra-axillary; branches glabrous with continuous brown, vertical lines. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; stipules ca. 4-5 x 0.5-1 mm, lanceolate and caducous, or persistent and becoming a rounded; petioles ca. 1-3.5 cm, glabrous; lamina ca. 5-9 x 2-8.5 cm, ovate or ovate-oblong, cordate at base, acuminate at apex, margin crenate-serrate, glabrous above, grey or brown antrorse hairy on veins beneath; secondary nerves 5-6 pairs. Racemes in clusters with 3-7-flowers; Flowers ca. 5-6 mm across, white; pedicels ca. 2 mm long; bracteoles subulate, pubescent at base, caducous; calyx lobes ca. 0.25 x 0.15 cm, deltoid, thickened at apex, glabrous or sparsely hairy without; petals ca. 0.1-0.2 cm long, spathulate, inserted below the margin of disc; stamens ca. 0.1-0.15 cm long; filaments alternating with subulate appendage of disc; style 3-cleft up to middle; stigma recurved, obtuse. Capsule ca. 0.9-1.3 x 1-1.8 cm in diam., crowned by remnants of persistent calyx tube, 3-winged, dehiscing into 3 subrounded winged mericarps; fruiting pedicel ca. 0.1-0.3 cm, glabrous or sparsely pilose.

Flowering & Fruiting: June-November.
Particularly in wooded grassland up to 1800 m and also near the costal areas.
India: Punjab, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Assam; and Nepal
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)
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SK2120 15 August 2019 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)- around 550 kb each.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1888 m.
Date: 08 August  2019
Habit : Wild
I guess this sp. with triangular type fruit from others’ post had been identified by … earlier.

Gouania leptostachya,

Rhamnaceae,

Thank you …!
Does not it look more close to Gouania napalensis Wall. ?

Flora of Bhutan gives the following keys:
1. Leaves coarsely crenate; calyx with a few hairs externally; disc lobes triangular; capsules with glabrous remains of calyx …………………… .. 1. G. leptostachya
+ Leaves finely serrate or crenate-serrate; calyx densely appressed pubescent externally; disc lobes linear; capsules with pubescent remains of calyx … 2. G. napalensis
You can check with these.

Flora of Bhutan gives elevation as 150- 1000 m for G.leptostachya and 1200- 2100 m for G.nepalensis.
Following the keys, I agree with … for id as G.nepalensis.

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Gouania napalensis Wall. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 1.5 mb each.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1655 m.
Date: 08 August 2019
Habit : Wild

so those little flowers in August 15 are now these fruits? what do they look like when mature and seeds?


This is another plant close by the earlier one.  I shall try for ripe fruits!


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Need id assistance of an angiosprmic climber from Darjeeling : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)

I need id assistance of 5 images belonging to an angiospemic climber with white flowers:-
Date: 15/06.2015
Locality: Birch Hill, Darjeeling
Altitude: 6500 ft

Habit: climber (neither woody nor herbaceous, rather in between) up to 5 m, climbing on Quercus plant

Corolla: white


Perhaps a Rhamnaceae member..


I think Ventilago


I think Ventilago denticulata


Pls also check Gouania sp, (G microcarpa) as calyx is pubescent on the outside.


efi page on Gouania microcarpa with images.


I think it should be Gouania napalensis Wall. as per images and details herein.


 

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