Toddalia asiatica – Orange Climber

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been reported as a larval host for Papilio crino – Common Banded Peacock from Sri Lanka (Jayasinghe et al. 2014) and for Papilio castor – Common RavenPapilio demoleus – Lime Swallowtail and Papilio memnon – Great Mormon from Taiwan (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.


Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 23 Jan 2023. URL:
HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 23 Jan 2023. URL:
Jayasinghe, H., Rajapaksha, S., & de Alwis, C. (2014). A compilation and analysis of food plants utilization of Sri Lankan butterfly larvae (Papilionoidea). Taprobanica, 6(2): 110-131. DOI:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(4):11495–11550. DOI:
WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 23 Jan 2023. URL:


Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. – Orange Climber. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/19.