Artabotrys hexapetalus (L.f.) Bhandari

Kannada Name : Manoranjani, Kandaala
Common Name : Tail grape, Climbing lang-lang
Family Name : Annonaceae
Scientific Name : Artabotrys hexapetalus
Species Type : Indigenous
Phenology : Evergreen
Conservation Status : Not known
Flowering Period : April - July
Fruiting Period : September - February
Origin : South China, Phillippines, India


A decoction of the leaves is used as a treatment against cholera. The fruit is used to treat scrofula. The flowers yield an essential oil that is used in perfumery.


A woody, evergreen, climbing shrub up to 10 m tall. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong-elliptic, glabrous above and glaucous below, base cuneate, apex acuminate to acute. Inflorescence 1 to 2 flowered. Flowers bisexual, green and fade to yellow with age and are extremely fragrant. Petals 6 or 9 in two whorls. Fruit 3-4 cm long, berry.