commonly known as: canchorie root-plant, climbing nettle • Assamese: dumuni chorat • Bengali: বিছুটি bichuti • Hindi: बढन्त barhanta, पीत पर्णी pit parni • Kannada: ತುರಿಕೆ ಬಳ್ಳಿ turike balli • Malayalam: കൊടിത്തൂവ kodithoova, കൊടുത്തൂവ koduthoova • Marathi: आग पान aag paan, आग्या aagya, कळलावी kallaavi, लघुमेडशिंगीlaghumedhshingi • Nepalese: उट कटेरी ut kateri • Oriya: kasalakku • Sanskrit: आगमावर्ता aagmavarta, दुःस्पर्ष duhsparsha, कषाग्निः kashagnih,वृश्चिकाच्छद vrischikacchad, वृश्चिकाली vrischikali, वृश्चिकापत्रीvrischikapatri • Tamil: காஞ்சொறி kanchori • Telugu: తేలుకొండిచెట్టు telukondicettu ;
If you find that the leaves are acute, obtuse, rounded or subtruncate at base, then it is T. involucrata or else if leaves are cordate at base, then it will be T. praetervisa.

Tragia involucrata L.
near Koraigad between OCT 09 – OCT 11

Excellent photos indeed.

I am not sure.

EUPHORBIACEAE FORTNIGHT :: Tragia involucrata Mahabaleshwar :: SMP 18 :  1 image. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Tragia involucrata

Correct identification.

ANNOV60 Please identify this herb : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)

Bangalore outskirts
30th November 2014

Interesting for me.. Euphorbiaceae ??

You’re right sir. This plant has been identified by … as Tragia involucrata.

yes it is Tragia involucrata

Tragia involucrata.

Tragia involucrata SN 15Jan 07 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Tragia involucrata L., wild semi climber, found near foot hills, fields.
stingy nettle, ayurvedic medicinal herb, observed from Kanchepuram district of Tamilnadu.

Tragia involucrata.

Tragia ¿ involucrata ?
Dear friends, and …, please help validate the ID of this Tragia.

Date: October 15, 2010
Place: at base of Koraigad, Off Lonavala, near Amby Valley

Tragia involucrata L.

Thank you very very much … for quickly validating the Tragia IDs of my sightings.
Any feature seen in this upload that differentiates it from the other three, which points to T. involucrata ?
All sightings are from the same area.

If you find that the leaves are acute, obtuse, rounded or subtruncate at base, then it is T. involucrata or else if leaves are cordate at base, then it will be T. praetervisa. There are a few closely related species such as T. hispida, T. montana, T. involucrata, T. bicolor and T. praetervisa which have narrow specific differences from each another.

Thank you very very much …, for this clarification.

Probably nobody dares to touch a Tragia for the stinging hairs. I had to digest a number of bites when I worked out the genus!

This is what we call JAL-BICHUTI in Bengali, a highly stinging twiner.
Species : Tragia involucrata L.
Bengali Name : JAL-BICHUTI
Habit : Habitat : wild twiner
Date : 18/8/12, 1.46 P.M.
Place : Hooghly
Links visited :

Identification – Reg. RL1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 MB.

Id request for attached plants.
Location- Salem (Altitude- 3000 ft.)
Month – Dec, 2017

Whether the leaves produce itching on touch ?

Tragia involucrata


Tragia involucrata :: Kanakeshwar, near Alibag :: 25 DEC 19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Kanakeshwar forest near Alibag
Date: December 25, 2019 … Altitude range: about 200 ft (60 m) to 1200 ft (365 m) asl
Tragia involucrata  L.


Wild climber from Amboli ghat, Maharashtra : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 & 2 mb.
Tragia involucrata ?- posted by …
(Creating this post as an earlier post not appearing in the group due to New Google group bugs).

I agree with Tragia involucrata


This leaf stings. Herbaceous, 2 ft high. I do not have better photographs.
Please help with identification.

Tragia involucrata



Euphorbiaceae: Tragia involucrata L.: 1 image.
synonym: Tragia cordata B.Heyne ex Benth.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997



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