Common Name: Tapering-leaf tiliacora. Tamil name: Perunkattukkoti.
Tapering leaf Tiliacora is a large liana which can grow to around 6 meters in height. Often seen around moist deciduous forest areas in South India. The simple leaves are arranged in an alternate manner and are shiny green in appearance. The leaves are ovate in shape with a slightly cordate base and an acuminate apex. The leaves measure around 7-8 cm in length. The male and female flowers borne separately. The male flowers are at the apex of the inflorescence in groups of 2-7. The female flowers are solitary. The fruit is in the form of a drupe which is initially green in color. The fruit turns yellow in color and finally when fully ripe assumes dark red color. The plant has numerous medicinal applications in traditional medicinal practices and used in the treatment of snake bites and in the treatment of wounds.