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Taxon: Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz

Genus: Hiptage
Family: Malpighiaceae
Nomen number: 19180
Place of publication: J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 43:136. 1874
Name verified on: 21-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Aug-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • helicopter-flower   (Source: W. R. & C. Anderson) – English
  • hiptage   (Source: Atlas Florida ) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
    Australia: Australia - Queensland
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida [Broward Co.]
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • widely cultivated in tropics

  • exact native range obscure owing to extensive cultivated




Check other web resources for Hiptage benghalensis (L.) Kurz:


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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