Illigera khasiana C. B. Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 2(5): 461 1878. ;
Assam to China (Yunnan) and Myanmar: Assam, Bangladesh, Myanmar as per POWO;
China (Yunnan), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Sagaing) as per Catalogue of Life;
Large shrubs; stems striate, glabrous. Leaves compound, alternate, spiral, tri-foliate; petiolules 0.5-1.5 cm, adaxially slightly cananiculate and villous; petioles ca. 5-15 cm long, coiling like tendrils; lamina ca. 5-10 x 2-5 cm, oblong, oblong-elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate, rounded or cordate at base, acute or short acuminate at apex, entire, glabrous, subcoriaceous, glabrous above; secondary nerves 3-6 pairs. Panicles terminal and axillary, cymose, up to 25 cm long, drooping, pubescent; Flowers ca. 1-1.5 cm long, dull-reddish brown; bracteole 1, small, ovate or elliptic; tepals in 2 whorls of 5 each, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate; staminodes not petaloid, deeply emarginate. Fruits ca. 1.8-2.5 x 3.5-5 cm, 2-winged, with a sharp longitudinal ridge on either face; wings brown, glabrous, with transverse striations.
Forests; 700-1000(-1600) m.
India: Assam, Meghalaya, China, Malaysia, Myanmar
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos
I have seen this climber top on a tree, so couldn’t get good quality habitat photos.
Leaves seem to match the Connaraceae family.
I think this is Illigera sp. [Hernandiaceae]
4 sp. have got distribution in Assam and India ; lligera villosa C.B.Clarke, Illigera trifoliata (Griff.) Dun, Illigera khasiana C.B.Clarke and Illigera gammiei M.P.Nayar & G.S.Giri but did not find images in net for comparison.
Thanks, …, for the species.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos GBIF– specimen 1, specimen 2 and specimen 3 (High resolution specimens) Flora of China India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (FBI)
Additions to the flora of Manipur state, North-Eastern India– N. Dhatchanamoorthy, K. Ravikumar and Kreni Lokho– June 2018 Pleione 12(1):132