Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels

 
  • Family : MENISPERMACEAE
    (Moonseed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GILOY FAMILY (गिलोय फैमिली
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MENISPERMACEAE
  • Basionym : Cocculus glaucescens Blume
  • Synonym(s) : Cocculus macrocarpus Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels
  • Vernacular name : Morasankodi, Korrai-yachachi (Tamil); Ramrakh (Marathi); Vattavalli, Vattoli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen-and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : In forests at altitude 600-900m and abundant in sheltered sholas and ravines.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Namakkal district, Salem district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Salem district, Vellore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, South China, Thailand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Diploclisia glaucescens. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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