Ventilago calyculata Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 8: 124 (1857) (syn:

China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;




ANFEB37 Please identify this plant : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (8)
Date: 1st November 2014
Place: Trekking route to Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Habit: Shrub/Small tree

Not at all sure, but a guess is Rhamnus sp.

Rhamnus species so far in efi. 

Rhamnaceae plant?

I too think it is a Rhamnaceae, but not familiar with plants of this regions.

Leaves remind me of Ventilago calyculata, and shape of flowers too.
Beyond that, no ideas.

May be Ventilago calyculata Tulasne as suggested by … as per Flora of China and FoC illustration.
Pl. check.

What do you say about it ?
POWO gives distribution of Ventilago calyculata Tulasne in India only in the Himalayas and accepts it as different species from our V. denticulata found in South India.

Flora of China keys say “Leaf blade leathery, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially pubescent on major veins, apex acute, shortly acuminate, or acuminate.” about V. calyculata


POWO  Catalogue of Life (Ventilago denticulata Willd. syn. Ventilago calyculata Tulasne)  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist ofFlowering plants of Nepal  

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