Botanical name: Leea macrophylla Family: Vitaceae (Grape family)
Synonyms: Leea integrifolia, Leea latifolia
Hathikana, literally meaning, having elephant ears, is an erect shrub, or perennial herbs, 90 cm or more in height, with switchy branches and perennial tuberous roots. Leaves simple, ovate-cordate, conspicuously large - lower leaves up to 60 cm in diameter. The large leaves lend it many of its common names. Tiny greenish white flowers in corymbose cymes. Berries are depressed-globose, black. Leaves are eaten as famine food. Flowering: July-September.
The flower labeled Hathikana is ...