Cyphostemma setosum (Roxb.) Alston

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Cissus setosa Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Vitis setosa (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyphostemma setosum (Roxb.) Alston
  • Vernacular name : Thalavarana balli (Kannada); Puliaranai, Kangu Kelari (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  • Key identification features : Fleshy herbacious climber
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-267
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Mysuru district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Beed district, Buldhana district, Jalna district, Nagpur district, Parbhani district, Pune district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Cyphostemma setosum. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

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