Cyphostemma auriculatum (Roxb.) P.Singh & B.V.Shetty

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Cissus auriculata Wall. ex Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Cayratia auriculata (Roxb.) Gamble; Vitis auriculata (Wall.) Woght & Arn.; Vitis auriculata (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyphostemma auriculatum (Roxb.) P.Singh & B.V.Shetty
  • Vernacular name : Aiinthilaikkeerai (Tamil); Earaghatta yele balli, Pundi balli (Kannada); Kali-vel (Marathi)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common on thickets on hills up to 1400m.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-October
  • Collection Locality : Devarayandurga State Forest (Tumkur)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dharwad district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, UMK, Uttara Kannada district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Aurangabad district, Mumbai Suburban district, Buldhana district, Chandrapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Cyphostemma auriculatum. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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