Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.
  • Common name : Tiger's foot creeper, Tiger's foot, Bindwee, Cupid's flower
  • Vernacular name : Punaikkirai (Tamil); Chikunuvvu, Mekamadugu, Puritikada (Telugu); Billenandi, Bilaipaelo (Oria); Naripadam, Pulichuvadi, Pulichuvatu, Poochakkal-valli (Malayalam); Bekkina-hejje gida, Huli-hejji gida (Kannada)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains to 900m, often on arable lands.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Guntur district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa & Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ipomoea pes-tigridis. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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