Tetrastigma sulcatum (Lawson) Gamble

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (GRAPE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Basionym : Vitis sulcatum Lawson
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tetrastigma sulcatum (Lawson) Gamble
  • Vernacular name : Chithirakodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1200m in sholas and low elevation in deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : A large climber
  • Flower, Fruit : November-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, WAY, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 sulcatum. Downloaded on 23 September 2019.

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