Aristolochia bracteolata Lam.

    (Birthwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ISHARMUL FAMILY (ईशरमूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aristolochia bracteolata Lam.
  • Common name : Bracteated Birthwort
  • Vernacular name : Kiramar (Hindi); Kuri gida (Kannada); Aadutheendaappaalai, Kazhuthappattaikodi (Tamil); Patra banga (Sanskrit); Aduthinnappala, Karalakam (Malayalam); Gadidhagadapa (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Often on plains to the coasts, in wastelands, along river banks, bunds of paddy fields etc.
  • Comments / notes : Often used in native medicine as an anthelminthic. Leaf paste is a remedy for itches and insect bites
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district, Raichur district, Dharwad district, Mysuru district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Arabia, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. bracteolata. Downloaded on 28 January 2021.

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