|Etymology||Genus||After S. E. von Bridel-Brideri, a Swiss botanist|
|Species||With (prominent) stipules|
|Synonyms||Clutia stipularis L.|
|Common Names||Kenidai, Kernam|
|Native Distribution||China, Indian subcontinent, Indochina, Malesia|
Bridelia stipularis is a relatively common climber in our secondary forests. It can be quite eye-catching with its overhanging branches with opposite arranged leaves, with slightly wavy margins. The prominent stipule is a further confirmation.
The roots of the Kenidai are used as to reduce inflammation and as an astringent antidiarrheal. The fruits are used to induce vomiting and as an antitoxic (eFloras, 2008).
Climber with its distinct hanging vines
Leaf, upper side
Leaf, pale under side
eFloras (2008) Bridelia stipularis (Linnaeus) Blume. Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge. http://www.efloras.org/. Accessed on 29-Sep-2022.