Ampelocissus indica (L.) Planch.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Vitis indica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Ampelocissus arnottiana Planch.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ampelocissus indica (L.) Planch.
  • Vernacular name : Kemballi, Chemballi, Sanyasi gadde, Sambaara balli (Kannada); Chemparavalli, Semparavalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests and along hedges. Fruit is edible.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Collection Nos : Hooker & Thomson 20maisor (K)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Karnataka
  • World Distribution : India and Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Ampelocissus indica. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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