Cyclea peltata Hook. fil. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 1: 201 1855. (Syn: Cissampelos barbata Wall.; Cissampelos discolor Wall.; Clypea burmanni (DC.) Wight & Arn.; Cocculus peltatus DC.; Cyclea arnottii MiersCyclea burmanni Miers; Cyclea burmannii (Wight & Arn.) Hook. fil. & Thoms.; Cyclea discolor Miers; Cyclea peltata Diels (ambiguous synonym); Cyclea versicolor Miers; Dioscorea peltata Burm.f.; Menispermum peltatum Lam.; Rhaptomeris burmanni Miers; Stephania burmanni Walp.);
China (Yunnan), NE-India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka, Andaman Isl. (North Andaman Isl., Middle Andaman Isl., South Andaman Isl., Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobar Isl. (Car Nicobar Isl., North Nicobar Isl., Central Nicobar Isl., Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Magway, Mandalay, Yangon, Taninthayi, Mon), Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
India: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Sri Lanka as per BSI flora of India;
buckler-leaved moon-seed • Kannada: ಹಡೆ ಬಳ್ಳಿ hade balli • Konkani: पाडावेल padavel • Malayalam: പാടത്താളി paataththaali • Marathi: मोठी पहाडवेल mothi pahadvel, थोरली पाडावळ thorali padaval • Sanskrit: बृहत् पाठा bruhat patha, राज पाठा raj patha • Tamil: பாடா pata, பொன்முசுட்டை pon-mucuttai • Telugu: పాటతీగె patatige; 

Request for id of a climber.
Pics taken at Mollem Sanctuary, Goa on 30th Jan 2010



They are the fruit of Cyclea burmanni. Sending you my photographs of the same. 2 images.


Cyclea burmanni was flowering profusely at Shahapur on Sunday (2.2.10). Sending a few photographs. 3 images.


Flowering of the same. 3 images.


Cyclea peltata – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 10 posts by 8 authors. 6 images.

Cyclea peltata.
Family :        Menispermaceae
Location : Kanakeshwar, Alibag MS
Date/Time : 5 Mar, 2010   9.30 am
Habit :        Herb
Habitat :        Evergreen forests

Description :
A common twinner on hedges and bushes. Male flowers in axillary panicles, female flowers in axillary racemes.
Leaf Shape :        Acute or acuminate
Leaf Surface :        Pubescent
Inflorescence:        Panicle
Flower Type :        Pubescent
Corolla :        Cyathiform
Ovary :        Pubescent

Flowering Month:        January
Fruit :        Drupe, Pilose
Fruit Colour :        White

thanks for sharing the photo and informations about this plant. this plant indeed has a stunning leaf morphology and inflorescence.

…, the male flowers seen in DSC01382-1.JPG match description of C. burmannii.
While in C. peltata the male flowers form a sort of clustered head, and the calyx is separated almost to the base … this can be seen in Prashant’s post.
Reference: The Flora of the Presidency of Bombay (1903) by Theodore Cooke, Vol. I, Part I
Do please clarify if the photos attached belong to different plants AND different dates.



My photographs of the male flowers of Cyclea burmanni. These were identified by Dr.Almeida on a visit to my farm. 2 images.

The fruits of Cyclea peltata are ovoid drupes, brown or scarlet in color.
The fruits of Cyclea burmanni are white drupes.
In Cyclea burmanni, female inflorescence is a raceme about as long as the leaf-stalk.
Everything points to this plant being Cyclea burmanni.


My photographs of the female flowers and fruit of Cyclea burmanni. The photographs were taken at my farm at Shahapur. 5 images.

‘Cyclea burmanni’ is called ‘Thorali Paadavall’ ‘थोरली पाडावळ’ in Marathi. and…
‘Cyclea peltata’ is called ‘Dhaakati Paadavall’ ‘धाकटी पाडावळ’ in Marathi.

Both these species of Cyclea would perhaps share the names in regional languages (my feeling).
‘धाकटी पाडावळ dhaakati paadavall in Marathi is apt for Cissampelos pareira … just as it is called as लघु पाठा laghu patha in Sanskrit
Please refer earlier post
You have put names for C. peltata.

Cyclea burmanni fruit: 3 images.
Photographed at my farm at Shahapur today (30.1.11). Had also posted photographs of this last year. Please check the archives of this group for them.


– A wild guess: Cyclea peltata of Menispermaceae!

–    This is Cyclea burmanni. Please check my photographs at this link :
efi thread

Please find attached Cyclea peltata for information.
Date/Time-: 29/05/11   –    10:00am
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- creeper
Height/Length – 6mtr

‘Padathali’ in Malayalam . പാടത്താളി.
We use the leaf extract as a shampoo.



Cyclea peltata—for sharing and validation : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
Pic taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in Jan/March 14.

Yes it is Cyclea peltata (Lam.) Hook. f. & Thoms

Cyclea peltata—for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Pic taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in may 14.


Cyclea peltata fruits at DMARC near kolad, Raigad : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Photo taken in Oct. 2017

Smilax zeylanica : 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 correct image as above.
Thattekad, Kerala

Does not look like Smilax sp.

Fig 340 appears to be Cyclea peltata flower and fig 343 seems to be Strychnos sp.

Flower look like Cyclea peltata and leaf look like Strychnos dalzelli?

Kanakeshwar,Alibag MS: 5 Mar,2010- 9.30 am; at Shahapur– Feb’10; Kanakeshwar, Alibag MS: 5 Mar, 2010; at Shahapur;   Id040709PHK 1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups Cyclea burmanni – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Id of Fruit – ID21062020SH2 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Fruit for id pl.
Location – Ambegaon (South Konkan, Maharashtra)
Date – April 2014

Image is not clear. Any other image of habitat and leaf?

No Sir, Extremely Sorry !

Cyclea peltata, just a guess!

Unfortunately my photo is almost devoid of leaves. Although the fruits look like Cycles peltata, the few leaves in the photo look quite different than C.peltata. I too am unsure.

Thanks, …, for the id.
Fruits are unmistakable in Cyclea peltata like this.
Leaves are of some other plant.


10 images.
Please identify the weed plant,
Location:  near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:.              31.10.2020, 01.11pm
Altitude:           1700fsl
Habitat:            wild moisture
Plant habit:      climbing hairy weak stem perennial
Height:             03 meters
Leaves:            alternative heart shaped apex
Flower:             diameter:03mm, green bad fragrant
Fruit:                 globular green into white edible little bitter diameter 4mm
Seed:                black, single, droplet design diameter 3mm


Cyclea peltata (Burm.f.) Hook.f. & Thomson :: Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Mar 16, 2010 · 4:28 PM IST: 1 image.

Cyclea peltata (Burm.f.) Hook.f. & Thomson

Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Mar 16, 2010 · 4:28 PM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl