Ampelocissus tomentosa (Roth) Planch.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Vitis tomentosa Heyne ex Roth
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ampelocissus tomentosa (B.Heyne & Roth) Planch.
  • Vernacular name : Dhotto (Hindi); Bilihambu (Kannada); Atukalabaddu (Telugu); Kanjanoi, Katobhangonoi (Oria); Ghoralidi, Ashwa shakrutha (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 750m.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 13/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-70
  • Collection Locality : Jamunamarthur, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Nellore district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Angul district, Kalhandi district, Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district; Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Davanagere
  • 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 tomentosa. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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