Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta (Buch-Ham. ex DC.) Forman

 
  • Family : MENISPERMACEAE
    (Moonseed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GILOY FAMILY (गिलोय फैमिली
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MENISPERMACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cissampelos pareira L.
  • Common name : Velvet Leaf Pareira
  • Vernacular name : Harjori, Akanadi (Hindi); Padvali (Kannada); Patha (Sanskrit); Pahadvel (Marathi); Tingi teega, Semayeru, Adivibakatige (Telugu); Appatta (Tamil); Akanbindi, Okanbindu, Paru, Pitusing, Shantimul, Ghodakuri, Duapar (Oria); Pahadbel, Kuruphad, Pahadmul, Tahadvel, Tannivel (Marathi); Karanakody, Malathangi, Pambuveru (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests and along edges. Whole plant is medicinal. Roots are diuretic. One of the ingredients in Dashmularishta.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & Rajasri Ray
  • Collection Date : 12-09-2014; 12-09-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-40; HJCB-0033
  • Collection Locality : Kavalur Observatory, Jawadhu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN); Alangayam RF, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Chamarajanagar district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Akola district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district,Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Cissampelos pareira var. hirsuta. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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