Cayratia trifolia (L.) Domin

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Vitis trifolia L.
  • Synonym(s) : Cayratia carnosa (Lam.) Gagnep.; Vitis carnosa (Lam.) Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cayratia trifolia (L.) Domin
  • Common name : Fox Grape
  • Vernacular name : Amal bel, Ramchanna, Amarlati (Hindi); Kurudine, Kaamputige (Telugu); Amala lata, Ambiliti (Oria); Ambat-vel (Marathi)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains on thickets and on wayside of forests.
  • Key identification features : Fleshy twining shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : May-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, East Godavari district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Puri district, Khurda district, Balasore district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Indo-China, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China, Malay peninsula, Myanmar, Indo-China, Malesia
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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 trifolia. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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