Smilax perfoliata – Pierced Leaf Smilax

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Kaniska canace – Blue Admiral from Sri Lanka and Taiwan (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 19 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 19 Jan 2023. URL:

eFlora of India (2023). Accessed on 19 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Lokhande, S., P. Churi and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Smilax perfoliata Lour. – Pierced 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.