Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:
Combretum indicum (Linn.) DeFilipps

Family: Combretaceae Genus: Combretum Species:
Combretum indicum (Linn.) DeFilipps






Synonym Quisqualis indica Linn., Quisqualis sinensis Lindl. , Quisqualis grandiflora Miq. Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Rangoon Creeper, Burma creeper Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Burma creeper Flowering Period Jan-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Madhu Malati. Rangoon creeper, angoon jasmine, Chinese honeysuckle, Drunken sailor Fruiting Period Jan-Dec
Altitude Up to 1800m Fruit Type Nut
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit 5 winged nut, ovate- elliptical, acutely 5-angled, wings, stout , reddish brown, indehiscent, 1- seeded. Seedling with hypogeal germination.
Habitat Up to 1800m Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Native to tropical Asia but wildely cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics and has become naturalized in many localities. Bark Details Woody densely to sparsely short hairy, rarely sparsely glandular.
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 18, Sector 19, Sector 32 Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species A vigorous twining climber, Leaves opposite or almost opposite , simple and entire; stipules absent Flower in pendent racemes, white pendulous trumpets open white then change to pink, red and finally a deep maroon Leaf Details Leaves opposite or almost opposite , simple and entire; stipules absent; blade elliptical or oblong, apex acuminate, base rounded or almost cordate, densely short hairy to nearly glabrous, papery, minutely warted, pinnately veined with 5-7 pairs of lateral veins.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details