Natural History: A neglected species previously reported in error as T. hispida and T. involucrata. It differs in having cordate leaf base and elliptic leaves. It is a small climber that occurs commonly along the roads and other large, sunny forest openings in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka. It flowers and fruits from January to June. It is called Churki (चुरकी) in Maharashtra.
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