Aristolochia indica L.

 
  • Family : ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Aristolochiaceae
  • Species : Aristolochia indica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aristolochia indica L.
  • Common name : Indian Birthwort
  • Vernacular name : Eshwari (San.); Esharmul (Hin.); Eshwariballi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2503, KFP 4381
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha, S.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : A shrubby twining plant with long slender stem. Leaves are very variable. Flowers are few in a bunch with pale greenish-white petals in a cylindrical tube having a trumpet-shaped mouth. Fruit is a brown globose oblong capsule. Seeds are flat and oval.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Native : India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
  • Comments : The dehisced fruit appears like an opened parachute.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : B.R.Hills-Hassanur road (Chamarajnagar)
  • 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 & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; 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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