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.

 

References:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000741815.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Kumarika.html.

eFlora of India (2023). Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL: https://efloraofindia.com/2011/03/30/smilax-ovalifolia/.

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: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/smilax-ovalifolia, accessed 2024/07/15.