Cayratia tenuifolia (Wight & Arn.) Gagn.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Vitis tenuifolia Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cayratia tenuifolia (Wight & Arn.) Gagnep.
  • Common name : Fox grape
  • Vernacular name : Narala balli (Kannada); Amerchakkodi, Chorivalli, Kattuperanda, Vathakkodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in forests of Western Ghats.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, China and Japan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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 tenuifolia. Downloaded on 21 September 2019.

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