Cayratia mollissima (Wall.) Gagn.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Vitis mollissima Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cayratia mollissima (Planch.) Gagnep.
  • Vernacular name : Kanakallate-kai (Kannada)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests of Western Ghats. Fruits are used in curry.
  • Key identification features : Climbing shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R.Ramesh & S.B.Manohar; C.J.Saldanha & S.R.Ramesh
  • Collection Date : 17-05-1979; 28-06-1978
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7713, KFP 1821
  • Collection Locality : Doddasampige, B.R.Hills, Chamarajnagar district (KA); Agumbe Forest; Shimogga district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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 mollissima. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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