Cayratia japonica (Thunb.) Gagnep.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Vitis japonica Thunb.
  • Synonym(s) : Vitis tenuifolia Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cayratia japonica (Thunb.) Gagnep.
  • Common name : Bush killer
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : March-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Muthumperumal, C 2009. Check List 5(1): 092-111; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Cayratia japonica. Downloaded on 21 September 2019.

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