Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers

    (Moonseed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GILOY FAMILY (गिलोय फैमिली
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MENISPERMACEAE
  • Basionym : Menispermum japonicum Thunb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers
  • Vernacular name : Ulakana hambu (Kannada); Molagaranai kodi (Tamil); Pahad-vel, Pathal (Marathi); Patakilammu, Patavalli, Paasichedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and moist deciduous forests- on waysides, on thickets, exposed slopes, fences and shola borders
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & K. Sankra Rao
  • Collection Date : 25/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0669
  • Collection Locality : Kolli Hills Ghat road, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Araku Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Maredumilli Hills (East Godavari district), Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Ahmednagar district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Rayagada district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Namakkal district (Namakkal district), Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia, China, Formosa, Korea, Japan, Tonga Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; Matthew, K.M., 1983. The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1).
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. japonica. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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