Aristolochia bracteolata Lam.

 
  • Family : ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
    (BIRTHWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Aristolochiaceae
  • Species : Aristolochia bracteolata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aristolochia bracteolata Lam.
  • Common name : Bracteated Birthwort
  • Vernacular name : Kiramar (Hin.); Kuri gida (Kan.); Aadutheendaappaalai, Kazhuthappattaikodi (Tam.); Gadidagadapa (Tel.); Patra banga (San.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Often on plains in wastelands, along river banks, bunds of paddy fields etc. Often used in native medicine as an anthelminthic. Leaf paste is a remedy for itches and insect bites.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Andhra Pradesh State
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Arabia, Tropical Africa
  • Literature : R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Aristolochia bracteolata. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.

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