Flora of the Nilgiris

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

    Go back

Pachygone ovata (Poiret) Hook.f.& Thomson

Leaf arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Lanceolate, Ovate

Leaf Apex

Retuse

Leaf Base

Obtuse

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A branched straggler.

Habitat and Distribution : More common in secondary forests. Foothills, scrub jungles to 900m, on the hill forests along the slopes and shola borders. Peninsular India, Sri Lanka, North east Australia, Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Timor, New Guinea.

Indigenous Information : Fruits are edible. Leaves are eaten by cattle. Fibre is used as rope.

 

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Names:


Irula : Javanakodi
Tamil : Kattukodi


Flower:

Solitary or in clusters of 2-3, yellow. Flowering from February-April.

Fruit :

A drupe, reniform, green to orange to purple. Fruiting from April onwards.

All from Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Menispermaceae