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Cocculus orbiculatus HRM.jpg
Cocculus orbiculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Menispermaceae
Genus: Cocculus
Type species
Cocculus villosus

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Cocculus /ˈkɒkjuːləs/[2] is a genus of 11 species of woody vines and shrubs, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of North America, Asia and Africa.[3] The common name Moonseed is also used for the closely related genus Menispermum. The related Indian Berry (Anamirta cocculus) is known as "Cocculus Indicus" in pharmacology.

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  1. ^ "Cocculus DC.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  3. ^ Oudhia, P., 2008. Cocculus pendulus (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Diels. [Internet] Record from PROTA4U. Schmelzer, G.H. & Gurib-Fakim, A. (Editors). PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa / Ressources végétales de l’Afrique tropicale), Wageningen, Netherlands. <>. Accessed 20 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Subordinate Taxa of Cocculus DC.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  5. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Cocculus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Cocculus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 

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