Descriptions and articles about the Crow Killer, scientifically known as Anamirta cocculus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive Desc. Woody climbers. Leaves alternate, x cm, broadly ovate, apex acute, base truncate, 5-ribbed, coriaceous; petiole cm long. Flowers unisexual. Common name: Fish Berry, Indian berry, Levant nut • Hindi: काकमारी Kakamari • Kannada: chiplothi, chippula kaayi, chipula koll.

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When used as a medicine the ripe fruits of A. It prefers a seasonal climate. Demography and Conservation Demography and Cocculks. Crushed seeds are traditionally used to stun or kill fish and as a pesticide.

Anamirta cocculus – Wikipedia

Very common along the stream banks and ravines cocculjs plains to m. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Send a request for permission. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.


Useful Plant Species with Toxic Substance. Journal of Natural Products. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Upon ingestion of these pills the fish become stupefied and will float to the surface, after which the fish must be swiftly eviscerated.

Anamirta cocculus

Leaves used to keep betel leaves fresh for more days and also as a serving plate. The wood of the plant is used for fuel and carving. Its fruit is the source of picrotoxina poisonous compound with stimulant properties.

A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Remember cocculs Forgot password? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. May also be referred to include anatomy. Recent information on production and trade, however, is not available. User specific search options User. In the past the fruit was sometimes used fraudulently in the United Kingdom to flavour beers with its bitterness.

Anamirta cocculus – Useful Tropical Plants

Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. Gymnema anamirt Santapau Apocynaceae – Asclepiadoideaean endemic and critically endangered Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. Periyar Tiger Reserve Search in all groups Search within this group.


The fruits are an ingredient of many homeopathic formulations. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e.

Picrotoxin has been used in very minute doses as a nervine tonic in schizophrenia and epilepsy and similar afflictions. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. The powdered fruit is used to treat acute barbiturate poisoning.

For its use as a fish poison the same procedure can anamrta followed or the fruits may be employed fresh. M, Menispermum cocculus L.