Botanical name: Adenia hondala Family: Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)
Synonyms: Adenia palmata, Modecca palmata
Hondala is a large tuberous, woody climber. Stems are thick at nodes, leaf large and deeply palmately lobed. Flowers are large, greenish, bell-shaped with petals curled back. Fruit is green when immature, orange when ripe. The close resemblance of the fruit to the passion fruit is partly responsible for the accidental poisoning among children. Hondala is found in South India and Sri Lanka,
Medicinal uses: The plant is used in snake bite therapy.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale
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