Jammu & Kashmir (Jammu, Dalhousie), Nepal, India, Myanmar [Burma] (Shan), Bhutan, Thailand, Laos, Taiwan, Japan (Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., W-Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro), Palawan, Vietnam, Peru (introduced), China (Henan, Guangxi), Tibet, USA (introduced) (Florida (introduced)) as per Catalogue of Life;
India: Open forests, grasslands, river banks and plantations, up to 1500 m. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-china, S. China, Taiwan and Japan to Malesia as per BSI flora of India;
laurel-leaved snail tree; Malayalam: Marpinki;

Gori Valley Tour 2012: Cocculus laurifolius for validation: 4 images.
This small tree or large shrub was shot near Shilling….and I think this is Cocculus laurifolius…..I hope you will correct me if I am wrong..

Thanks … for another unique upload.


This small tree was recorded from Gori valley area, Uttrakhand.. was posted earlier, no comments were received about the id..
Cocculus laurifolius, I hope the id is right..

Small Tree For ID : Bhimtal,Uttarakhand : 230413 : AK-1 : 2 images.
A small tree seen at a resort in Bhimtal on 23/3/13.
Was told that it remains green always.
Was given a local name for it which I can’t recollect.
Any idea about the id?

Seems Cocculus laurifolius (Menispermaceae).

Many thanks for identifying this tree from Bhimtal.


Menispermaceae, Berberidaceae, Nymphaeaceae & Nelumbonaceae Fortnight 11-24Oct.2014: Cocculus laurifolius (Menispermaceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_3 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Cocculus laurifolius (Menispermaceae) is an evergreen shrub or small tree commonly occurring in lower hills of Uttarakhand.
Photographed near Mussoorie (Uttarakhand).

Thanks again …, your uploads will really motivate others to share their collection ….
I have also seen this plant in Chakrata, Morni as well as Gori Valley.. 

Thanks … for this post. Please help ID my plant at efi thread


Great! Thanks … for this upload.
Yes, the leaves in my plant look almost the same. I am waiting to see pictures of the fruits as well.

MBNN Fortnight :: MENISPERMACEAE :: Cocculus laurifolius :: # RVS-Oct 05 : 7 posts by 5 authors. 3 images.
Cocculus laurifolius DC.
Collected from: Sirumalai hills, TN

I think the ID of my plant needs to be checked. It looks much different from the ones posted by Rawat ji and Nidhan ji.

There are a lot of variations in the shape of leaves in this species. Specimens from Jawa, Peru etc (RBG, Kew)look different from south Indian plants.

Thanks … for your opinion. I agree with you.

I agree “There are a lot of variations in the shape of leaves in this species. Specimens from Jawa, Peru etc (RBG, Kew) look different from south Indian plants.” end quote
just the leaf size does not identify a plant

ANJUN45/46 Cocculus laurifolius DC. (Churdhar Trip 45) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)

Family: Menispermaceae
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji, Himachal Pradesh
Habit: Tree

Nepali Name : तिलफोरा  Tilaphoraa

Yet another tree for ID from Dakpathar, Uttarakhand-GSMAY2016/11 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Kindly help in the id of this tree photographed from Kathgodam, Uttarathand on April 16, 2012

The plant seems Cocculus laurifolius (Menispermaceae) to me.

Thanks a lot … for ID


Tree for ID from Kathgodam, Uttarakhand-GS15032022-5: 2 very high res. images.
Please help with the ID of tree photographed from Kathgodam, Uttarakhand, 17-4-2012.

Lauraceae member.

Cocculus laurifoliusMenispermaceae.



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