Kadsura heteroclita (Roxb.) Craib

    (Kadsura Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KADSURA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SIPHONODONTACEA
  • Basionym : Uvaria heteroclita Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Kadsura roxburghiana Arn.; Kadsura wightiana Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Kadsura heteroclita (Roxb.) Craib
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Evergreen, branches densely white-lenticelled. Leaves simple, serrate when young, entire when mature. Flowers white or yellowish; bracteoles many, ciliate, passing into tepals, unisexual. Carpels many, imbricate. Fruit head of many one-seeded carpels
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia and China
  • Literature : 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=Kadsura heteroclita. Downloaded on 26 September 2022.


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