Ichnocarpus frutescens – Black Creeper

Other notes

Natural History: Also known as Krishna Sariva.


Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Euploea mulciber – Striped Blue Crow by Aaratrik Pal from Darjeeling, West Bengal in 2019.



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, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 24 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000217289.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 24 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Black%20Creeper.html.

Page citation

Pal, A. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) W.T.Aiton – Black Creeper. 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/ichnocarpus-frutescens, accessed 2024/05/27.