Clematis smilacifolia Wallich

 
  • Family : RANUNCULACEAE
    (BUTTERCUP or CROWFOOT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Ranunculaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Clematis smilacifolia Wall.
  • Vernacular name : Hottuhambu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare twiner along streams and moist valleys up to 600-900m.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vizag hills (Vishakapatnam district), Minumuluru (Vishakapatnam district), Yarlagadda Hills (East Godavari district)
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district (Kalhandi district), Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Angul district (Angul district), Mahendragiri Hills (Ganjam district), Daringbadi Hills, Phulbani (Kandhamal district)
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Myanmar, Java, Borneo, Philippines
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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=Clematis smilacifolia. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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