Maharashtra Grape Tree
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Maharashtra Grape Tree
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Maharashtra Grape Tree • Marathi: गिरणूळ girnul
Botanical name: Cissus woodrowii    Family: Vitaceae (Grape family)

Maharashtra Grape Tree is an erect woody shrub that grows up to 1.5-2 m tall. The stem has rough, grey, fissured bark. Leaves are lobed like that of grape vine, hence the common name. Flowers are small, greenish white. They attract butterflies, bees and other insects. Maharashtra Grape Tree is endemic to Western Ghats. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Rani Bhagat, Satish Phadke Photographed at Yeoor Hills, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra.

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