Botanical name: Aspidopterys cordata Family: Malpighiaceae (Barbados cherry family)
Synonyms: Hiraea cordata, Hiptage cordata
Bokadvel is a slender climbing shrub found in the forests of Eastern and Western Ghats. Oppositely arranged leaves are round to broadly ovate to heart-shaped, 5-9 cm long, 3-6 cm broad. Leaves are smooth above and velvety beneath. Leaf stalk is 3-4 cm long, rusty velvety. Tiny pale-yellow flowers are borne in panicles in leaf axils and at the end of branches. Petals are broadly oblong, 4-7 mm long. There are 10 stamens. Fruit is a samara which is somewhat circular or elliptic, 1-2 across, brown-black. Flowering: August-December.
Identification credit: J. M. Garg
The flower labeled Bokadvel is ...