Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.

 
  • Family : MENISPERMACEAE
    (Moonseed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GILOY FAMILY (गिलोय फैमिली
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MENISPERMACEAE
  • Basionym : Campylus sinensis Lour.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tinospora sinensis (Lour.) Merr.
  • Vernacular name : Kadu amruthaballi (Kannada); Perumseenthikodi (Tamil); Pothamruthu, Kattamruthu, Peiamruthu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves in plains
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nallamada RF (Anantapur district)
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Paniganda, Mayurbhanj district, Mahendragiri (Ganjam district), Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Pullaiah and Chennaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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=Tinospora sinensis. Downloaded on 20 October 2020.

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