Tiliacora acuminata (Lam.) Miers

 
  • Family : MENISPERMACEAE
    (Moonseed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GILOY FAMILY (गिलोय फैमिली
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MENISPERMACEAE
  • Basionym : Menispermum acuminatum Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tiliacora racemosa Colebr.
  • Vernacular name : Perungattukodi (Tamil); Kappa teega (Telugu); Kalajati noi (Oria); vallikanjiram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Stream banks of deciduous and moist deciduous forests, also sacred groves in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On coastal plains and also along the banks of streams.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Karuppusamy & Tilakar M; K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 16-06-2014; 27-11-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-06; HJCB-E-156
  • Collection Locality : Azhagar Hills, Madurai district (TN); Way to Sadasivakona, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Guntur district, Nellore district, Vishakapatnam district, Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district), Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Nayagarh district, Gajapati 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)
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, SE. Asia, Sri Lanka
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Tiliacora acuminata. Downloaded on 5 June 2020.

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