IUCN Red List Status: Data Deficient (DD)
Coscinium fenestratum (Goetgh.) Colebr., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13: 65 1822. (Syn: Cissampelos aurea Koenig ex Diels; Coscinium colaniae Gagnep.; Coscinium maingayi Pierre; Coscinium miosepalum Diels; Coscinium peltatum Merr.; Coscinium usitatum Pierre; Coscinium wallichianum Miers; Coscinium wightianum Miers (ambiguous synonym); Coscinium wightianum Miers ex Diels (ambiguous synonym); Menispermum fenestratum Gaertn.; Pereiria medica Lindl.);
Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, W-Java,
Borneo, NE-Thailand, Laos, Singapore as per Catalogue of life;
India: In primary lowland forests where soil bears granitic sand and sandstone. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka; Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam and West Malesia as per BSI Flora of India;
Location: at the gardens of TBGRI.
Note: This is a highly medicinal plant.
MBNN Fortnight :: MENISPERMACEAE :: Coscinium fenestratum :: # RVS-Oct 07 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Coscinium fenestratum (Goetgh.) Colebr.
Collected from: Tirunelveli, TN.
Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Coleb., wild climber from Siddhapura area of Uttara Kannada, in fruiting,
it is considered as an endangerd species, the stem of this is called wood turmeric and used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is conserved in some medicinal gardens
Very good find, …! Thanks for sharing.
Re: request for ID assistance : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
This plant is being in our department but still in young stage, It is a manispermaceae member and Coscinium fenestratum. Please assist me for the Id.
Yes, it looks like Coscinium fenestratum to me too.
The lower side of the leaf should be glaucous as seen here https://flic.kr/p/hdbbn6
Bought this sapling from JN Tropical Botanical Garden Research Institute, near Thiruvananthapuram.
It won’t grow in Chennai climate?
Under shade it grows very slow and dwarf.