Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook.f. & Thomson

 
  • Family : MENISPERMACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Menispermaceae
  • Species : Tinospora cordifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers
  • Common name : Heartleaf Moonseed, Gulbel, Tinospora
  • Vernacular name : Gudusi (San.); Gileya, Amrutha (Hin.); Amruthaballi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3264, KFP 4278, KFP 7411
  • Key identification features : A climbing shrub with membranous, cordate and glabrous leaves. Flowers are unisexual in racemes. Petals 6 and green. Stamens 6 and free. Staminodes are present in female flowers. Fruit is a globose drupe, green turning orange to red.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Native : India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Common in hedges and sometimes also cultivated. Plant is medicinal and used in Ayurvedic preparations.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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