Litsea ligustrina – Deccan Litsea

Larval Host Plant

Papilio clytia – Common Mime

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Litsea deccanensis and Litsea quinqueflora (WFO, 2023).



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:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 04 Feb 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 04 Feb 2023. URL: [cited as Litsea quinqueflora]

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Litsea ligustrina Fern.-Vill. – Deccan Litsea. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/24.