Botanical name: Cyclea burmanni Family: Menispermaceae (Moonseed family)
Shining Moon-Seed is a climbing shrub, closely related to Cyclea peltata. Branches are slender, channeled. Leaves are thinly leathery, 2-5 inches by 1.25-3.5 inches. The stalk is attached to the blade away from the margin (peltate). Male flowers are borne in panicles much longer than the leaves. Flowers appear as greenish round sepal cups, carried on slender stalks. Flowers of Cyclea peltata are clearly stalkless, in tight round clusters. Female flowers occur in racemes as long as the leaf-stalk. Fruit is a white drupe. Shining Moon-Seed is found in the Western Ghats.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
The flower labeled Shining Moon-Seed is ...