Sunday, October 4, 2015

අඟුණ/තිත්ත අඟුණ/අනුක්කොල/කිරි අඟුණ(Dregea volubilis[Wattakaka volubilis])

An indigenous twiner climbing in trees and shrubs, distributed in dry lowlands up to about 1000 m a.s.l. Flowering from March to April and again rarely from August to November.  Leaves edible and eaten as curries. Leaves also used in traditional medicine.

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  1. Kiri Anguna leave is a bit different from this and it is not bitter as well as the common one which is shown in your picture.

    http://www.slideshare.net/alokfri/a-comparativephytochemical

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    1. Thanks. Actually I used both these Sinhala names since several flora guides mentioned that both these words use in case of this plant which we scientifically identified as Dregea volubilis. However base on several comments I received after posting of this in social media I can aree with you that this is Thiththa Aguna (Y)

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