Vidanga is a climber with branchlets slender, white, without warts. Leaves are up to 7 x 3 cm, elliptic, pointed at both ends; nerves many, parallel, faint; leaf-stalk 1 cm long. Flowers are borne in panicles 15 x 15 cm, hairless, branches long, slender racemose; flower-stalks 1.5 cm long. Flowers are white, many; sepals small, triangular, woolly; petals 2 mm long, ovate, pointed, densely woolly. Berry is 2.5 mm across, spherical. Vidanga is found in Indo-Malesia and South China. It is also found in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 100-2000 m.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Tamil||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Embelia ribes||Vai Vidang /false Black Pepper||வாய்விலங்கம்||विडंग / Vidanga||വിള്ളൽ / Vilal|