Ampelocissus latifolia (Roxb.) Planch.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
    (Grape Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ANGOOR FAMILY (अंगूर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : VITACEAE
  • Basionym : Vitis latifolia Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ampelocissus latifolia (Roxb.) Planch.
  • Common name : Wild Grape, Jungle angoor, Jungle grave vine
  • Vernacular name : Pani bel (Hindi); Kaadu drakshi (Kannada); Bedasa tiga, Bedela tiga (Telugu); Panikacho, Paninoha, Paniamoha, Dibroi, Kanjinoi (Oria); Chembravalli, Karantavalli, Valiyapirappitikha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Near streams in Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in hill forests. Fruits are edible, often eaten by birds and mammals.
  • Key identification features : Climbing shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kolar district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 latifolia. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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