Pollavally pollakkurua (anamirta cocculus)

anamirta coculus , pollakkuru

anamirta coculus , pollakkuru

Pollavally pollakkurua   anamirta cocculus

The monsoon rains add a awful charm to the Valluvanadan snake groves .Snake groves ,the trees and plants send new shoots.ferms spring up on the trunks of creeper snaked dark  wet trees. strange lillies  come up and bloom.mysterious mushrooms pop up in thw dark wet sides of trunks.he crickets chirp day and night..owlets challenge even the  clouded sun even at noon  in non caesarian days . The frozen sky in the overcast sky goes down,,

 

pollavally flowers

pollavally flowers

but when the sun sets the heady scent spreads ,,,the darkness  grows upon the wet branches of the smell… a wet heady smell that can spread easily more than   four hundred meters very easily.yes if you trace the smell  you will reach near a snake grove where  the creeper pollavally remains bloomed’.

 

sapling pollavally

sapling pollavally

Pollavally is a creeper that is common in Valluvanadan snake groves.

 

pollakkuru

pollakkuru

It is commonly known as fish berry.The local fisher men used to collect the fruits pollkkuru and used the dried fruit as  a method to stupify fish and then captured .,The method is regarded as unhealthy  and lacking sportsman spirit.

 

pollavally

pollavally

 

Pollavally is a woody wine with a corky grey bark.the creepers winds upon trees,leaves are ovate with pointed tapering apex  with heart shaped base,fruits appear in long clusters very charning to look at.

 

pollakkuru

pollakkuru

, white coloured fruits turn violet when matured.flowers are  greenish flourescent yellow in colour and it has  deep fragrance that can spread far and wide.

ripe pollakkuru

ripe pollakkuru

 

It is  called Indian berry,fish berry,levant nut and crew killer; the snaking  Pollavalli creepers add a touch of wildermess to the snake grove. The creeper is a rare variety in Valluvanadan villages as more than  sixty percent of the snake groves have been  destroyed.

Anamirta cocculus belongs to the family of  Menispemaceae.