Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz Accepted Name . Hiptage madablota Gaertn. মাধবীলতা Madhabilata. English. Hiptage,. Clustered hiptage,. Madhavi latha. H. benghalensis has spread in the tropics after introduction as an ornamental from its native South and South-East Asia. It continues to be available. Madhavi lata, native from India to the Philippines, is a vine like plant that is often cultivated in the tropics for its attractive and fragrant flowers. A woody climbing.

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Global Invasive Species Database Species profile: Banisteria benghalensis uiptage, L. Triopteris jamaicensisL. Hiptage madablotaGaertn. Banisteria tetrapteraSonnerat Banisteria unicapsularisLam.

Gaertnera indicaJ. Gaertnera obtusifoliaDC. Gaertnera racemosaVahl Hiptage benghalensisL. Kurz forma typica Nied. Hiptage benghalensisL.

Kurz forma macroptera Merr. Kurz forma latifolia Nied. Hiptage macropteraMerr.

Hiptage javanicaBlume Hiptage madablotaGaertn. Hiptage malaiensisNied.

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Hiptage obtusifoliaDC. Succowia fimbriataDennst. Hieracium floribundumWimm. Kurz forma cochinchinensis Pierre.

Hiptage benghalensis is a native of India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines. Due to the beautiful unique form of its flowers, it is often cultivated as a tropical ornamental in gardens. It has scandent giptage up to 5m high. Leaves simple, opposite, blade usually elliptic and cm long 2. The plant flowers intermittently during the year, and produces fragrant flowers borne in compact axillary racemes.

The corolla consists of five free, elliptic to round, reflexed petals It is also occasionally cultivated for medicinal purposes Benghalensiw Starr and Loope Hiptage holds a reputed position in Indian medicine.

The leaves and bark are hot, acrid, bitter, insecticidal, vulnerary and useful in benghaoensis of biliousness, cough, burning sensation, thirst and inflammation; it has the ability to treat skin diseases and leprosy Agharkar, Prefers climates ranging from warm temperate to tropical.


Dry and moist areas from sea level to m ft. Propagation occurs via seeds or cuttings. The seeds are readily dispersed by hiphage. Randall lists this species in the global compendium of weeds for Western Australia Starr Starr and Loope and in tropical Australian rainforests it is a pest Grice and Setter In addition, this species is listed by Staples et al. Education and public awareness are appropriate cultural controls to ensure the weed is not planted as an ornamental near environmentally precious areas.

In countries with tropical regions and warm climates such as Palau it is recommended that troublesome species including H. Weed species should receive high priority for exclusion from entry into the country and promptly evaluated for eradication if found to be present. It is essential that plant growers are aware of the species’ potential to become invasive in the wild Starr Starr and Loope Countries or multi-country features with distribution records for Hiptage benghalensis.

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Mauritius Islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Ecology, synonyms, common names, distributions Pacific as well as globalmanagement and impact information. Cook Island management of invasive plants including yellow ginger. Haleakala Field Station, Maui, Hawaii. A review of infomation on Hiptage benghalensis. Medicinal plants of Bombay presidency. Scientific Publishes, Jodhpur, India, p. Medicinal Uses of Hiptage benghalensis. Weeds of Rainforests and Associated Ecosystems.

Online Database Hiptage benghalensis Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. Case studies on the status of invasive woody plant species in the Western Indian Ocean.

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Environmental Conservation 18 1: Comprehensive information concerning taxonomy, distribution, life-history and benghallensis. Hiptage benghalensis Hiptage Benghalensiz. Invasive Naturalised Plants in Southeast Queensland, ranked list. Assessment of Invasive naturalized plants in south-east Queensland.

Plant Protection Quarterly 17, This site records the top invasive plants in Queensland. Hiptage benghalensis Hiptage Moraceae. Weed research 46, Summary: Hiptage benghalensis National Genetic Resources Program. Flora of Madhya Pradesh. Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. A comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the state of Florida, USA. The following 5 contacts offer information an advice on Hiptage benghalensis. Pacific, Indian Ocean Ecosystem: Terrestrial Expert in the botany of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and biological control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia.