Cryptolepis buchananii – Wax Leaved Climber

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Cryptolepis dubia (WFO, 2023).

 

Natural History: A climbing shrub, growing along the forest paths in deciduous and semi-evergreen forests of the Indian subcontinent. It excludes milky latex if injured. Leaves are elliptical, glabrous and shining. Flowers are greenish-yellow and borne in clusters. Fruits are paired, cylindrical pods.

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. (2018). Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(4): 11495–11550. [DOI]

Flowers of India (2023): Wax Leaved Climber. Accessed on: 06 Jul 2023. [URL]

WFO (2023): Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. & Schult. Accessed on: 06 Jul 2023. [URL]

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Cryptolepis buchananii Roem. & Schult. – Wax Leaved Climber. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/cryptolepis-buchananii, accessed 2024/05/24.