Smilax ovalifolia – Oval-Leaf Smilax

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Spindasis lohita – Long-banded Silverline by Blaise Pereira and Paresh Churi from Thane, Maharashtra in 2012.


Identification Keys: According to eFlora of India (2023),

  1. S. ovalifolia: leaves round, 5-7 nerved.
  2. S. zeylanica: leaves elliptic, 3-5 nerved.



WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL:

eFlora of India (2023). Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Pereira, B, P. Churi and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Smilax ovalifolia Roxb. ex D.Don – Oval-Leaf Smilax. 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 2024/07/15.