Ampelocissus araneosa (Dalzell) Planch.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (Grape Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANGOOR FAMILY (अंगूर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : VITACEAE
  • Basionym : Cissus araneosa Dalzell
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ampelocissus araneosa (Dalzell) Gamble
  • Common name : Wild Grape
  • Vernacular name : Kattuthiratchai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common at low elevations. On wayside and thickets on hills. Fruits are edible
  • Key identification features : Climbing shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Pune district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; 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; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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=Ampelocissus araneosa. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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