Cissus quadrangularis L.

 
  • Family : VITACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Vitaceae
  • Species : Cissus quadrangularis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cissus quadrangularis L.
  • Common name : Cactus Vine, Adamant Creeper
  • Vernacular name : Vajravali (San.); Hadjora (Hin.); Mangara balli, Sandu balli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 5702, KFP 5842, KFP 6295
  • Key identification features : A rambling shrub. Stem quadrangular, glabrous, winged and constricted at nodes. Leaves are simple, caducous, ovate-sub orbicular, thick and coriaceous. Cymes umbellate, calyx cup-shaped, truncate. Petals are greenish yellow, red-tipped and ovate. Berry is globose and apiculate.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Native : India to Malaysia
  • Comments : Common on the thickets in scrub jungle.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Raichur, Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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