Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb.

  • Family : VITACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Cissus leucostaphyla Dennst.
  • Synonym(s) : Tetrastigma muricatum (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Gamble; Vitis muricata Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston
  • Vernacular name : Pirandaikkodi (Tamil); Seenkaikkodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests, also in sacred groves and Moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1000m associated with sholas and on wayside thickets.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district, Ratnagiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malay Islands, Malay Peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Tetrastigma leucostaphylum. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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