Cissus discolor Blume

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Cissus javan DC.; Vitis discolor (Blume) Dalz.; Cissus javana Dc.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cissus javana DC.
  • Vernacular name : Aaronpuli, Njerinjampuli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Moist Deciduous forests and semi-Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Fairly common in semi-evergreen forests.
  • Key identification features : Slender climber with red branches
  • Flower, Fruit : August-October
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2932, KFP 4016, KFP 13927, KFP 13208
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri 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 Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of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; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra 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=Cissus discolor. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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