|Etymology||Genus||Of the wind, referring to the wind dispersal of the fruits|
|Species||from Malacca, Malaysia|
|Common Names||Malacca Ventilago|
|Native Distribution||Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore (presence in these two countries but possibly covering wider than this)|
Ventilago malaccensis is a scrambling woody vine found in our forests. The leaves are alternately arranged and serrated at the margins. The single winged fruit is diagnostic.
A close relative, Ventilago maingayi is also found in Singapore. The leaves however, are non-serrated. The fruits are similarly winged, but has a tapered end instead. The seed (rounded end) is much fatter too.
A scrambling vine of Malacca Ventilago in Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
Note the serrated margins and venation.