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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Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Useful Plant Species with Toxic Substance. Leaves alternate, x cm, broadly ovate, apex acute, base truncate, 5-ribbed, coriaceous; petiole cm anamirat.

Anamirta cocculus

May also be referred to include anatomy. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Thiruvananthapuram District harbours more than 1, medicinal plants coccculus which plants are hosts This page was last modified on 11 Marchat Checklists specific search options Observed during.

Observation specific search options Observed during. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Assam, Odisha Indian Distribution Assam. On the other hand, picrotoxinin specifically binds to the same barbiturate site, but blocks the opening of the chloride channel.

The “small, yellowish-white, sweet-scented” flowers vary between anmirta and 10 milliimeters across; the fruit produced is a drupe”about 1 cm in diameter when dry”.

Anamirta cocculus – Wikipedia

Seed deeply cup-shaped, with anamidta embryo with foliaceous, divaricate cotyledons. Kolhapur, Nasik, Sindhudurg Karnataka: In addition, the stem and roots contain only small amounts about 0. Its fruit is the source of picrotoxina poisonous compound with stimulant properties. Leaves used to keep betel leaves fresh for more days and also as cofculus serving plate. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification.


Fruit An ovoid drupe, dorsally gibbous, dark blue when ripe. Comprising its size, shape, texture and orientation. Picrotoxin is a crystalline equimolar mixture of 2 sesquiterpene dilactones, i.

Death occurs rapidly from respiration failure, or slowly from gastro-intestinal symptoms.

Anamirta cocculus (PROSEA) – PlantUse English

The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. Technology Biodiversity in India. In India, the fruits and seeds are made into anamirtaa ointment for external application to treat skin diseases.

Flowers unisexual, many, in large drooping panicles anaamirta old branches; sepals 6 in 2 rows, 3 x 2 mm, ovate, yellow; petals absent; stamens 9, combined into a globose staminal column, anthers sessile; staminodes 9 in female flowers, obovate, scaly; carpels 3, free; style absent; stigma recurved.

Picrotoxin and picrotoxinin are substances with a distinct pharmacological profile, i. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Infructescence with lateral branches up to 15 cm long, gynophore 3- mm long, shortly branched below the drupes, continuous with pedicel, mm long. The name “fishberry” comes from the use of the dried fruit as a method of fishingin which the fish is “stupified and captured”; this method, however, is considered “unsportsmanlike”.

Early Papers and Some Memories. Picrotoxin has been used in very minute doses as a nervine tonic in schizophrenia and epilepsy and similar afflictions. User specific search options User. For fish poison fresh or dry semi-ripe anamidta with or without the fruit pulp cocculs ground with shell-fish, shrimp or small crabs. When the endogenous agonist GABA is released into the synaptic cleft, the receptor opens its ion channel, resulting in an influx of chloride ions and hyperpolarization of the membrane, thus being responsible for the resulting pharmacological naamirta.


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The fruits are an ingredient of many homeopathic formulations. Fruit of drupes, 1 cm across, obliquely ovoid, gibbous, black, smooth; seeds 1, black, glabrous.

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

On the GABA receptor site, barbiturates bind close to the chloride channel and, at least in part, increase chloride-ion conductance mimicking GABA activation. In Laos, the fruit is used in very small doses to treat eruptive fevers.

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