Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Vitaceae

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Cissus vitiginea L.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Leaf Apex

Acuminate

Leaf Base

Sub-Cordate

Leaf Margin

Dentate

Habit : A small erect shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Plains from the coast to 900m. Peninsular India, Sri Lanka.

Indigenous Information : Leaves have medicinal value.

Field Tips : The whole plant is grey tomentose, leaves 5 angular or deeply lobed.

 

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Names:


Irula : More chedi



Flower:

In umbellate cymes, yellow. Flowering from June-November.

Fruit :

A berry, pyriform, apiculate, blue. Seed 1. Fruiting throughout the year.

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Vitaceae