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Dr. Maulik Gadani
Botanical Name :
Common Name :
Vevdi, Vasan vel, Broom Creeper, Ink Berry
Plant Family :
Plant Form :
Occurrence (Sectors) :
1, 4-6, 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 25, 28, 30
Occurrence (Special Areas) :
Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity, Basan
About Cocculus hirsutus Plant :
A straggling scandent twiner, young parts full of long weak hairs (villous) branches marked with grooves or ridges.
Ovate-oblong, hastate, obtuse or subacute with a sharp short point, subcordate at a base, with soft hairs on both sides, petioles densely hairy.
Small axillary cymose panicles.
Male flowers appear first in small axillary cymose panicles, pedicels slender, bracts minute, hairy.
Sepals 6 in 2 series; oblong-ovate, the 3 inner larger.
Petals 6, shorter than the sepals, embracing the stamens, thinly membranous, auricled.
Stamens 6 embraced by the petals, anthers subglobose, bursting transversely.
Female flowers appear late in axillary clusters of 2-3 together.
Petals larger than the male flowers, thick and fleshy, divided at the apex into two triangular lobes with swollen bases, claw hairy.
Ovaries 3, smooth, stigma tapering, thick and reflexed.
A drupe, size of a small pea, keeled and transversely wrinkled. Seeds horse-shoe shaped.
Flowering and Fruiting Time :
Common in hedges everywhere.
Leaves and roots used to allay irritation, fever and rheumatism.
The juice of leaves taken internally as cure for gonorrhoea.
Sponsored By :
Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, INDIA
Principal Investigator :
Dr. Maulik Gadani
Data Compiler :
Dr. Goral Jani
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