Cissus discolor Blume, Catalogus: 39 (1823) (syn: Cissus inaequalis Heyne ex Wall.; Cissus javana DC.; Cissus javana var. rotundifolia Amsh.; Cissus sicyoides Klein ex Steud.; Vitis bracteata Noronha; Vitis costata Wall.; Vitis discolor (Bl.) Dalz.; Vitis diversifolia Wall.; Vitis discolor (Bl.) Dalz.; Vitis diversifolia Wall.; Vitis inaequalis Wall. (ambiguous synonym) ; Vitis inaequalis Wall. ex Wight & Arn. (ambiguous synonym) as per Catalogue of Life;
Java, India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Bangladesh, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar [Burma], Thailand, peninsular Malaysia (Perlis, Langkawi Isl. and Batu Caves, Selangor), Andaman Isl. (South Andaman Isl.), Philippines (Mindanao), China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Taiwan (I), Hispaniola (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I), Honduras (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
KISS-us or SISS-us — Latin name for ivy … Dave’s Botanary
JA-vah-nuh — of or from Java … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: climbing begonia, rex begonia vine, trailing begonia • Kannada: ಸೋನೆಹುಳಿ sonehuli • Malayalam: ആരോൻപുളി aaronpuli, ഞെരിഞ്ഞന്പുളി nerinampuli • Manipuri: কোংগঙৌযেন লবা kongngouyen laba • Marathi: नाग वेल naga vel, तेली चा वेल teli cha vel • Nepali: जोगि लहरा jogi lahara, सानु पुरेनि sanu pureni • Sanskrit: अम्लवेतसः amlavetasah • Tulu: ಸೋನೆಪ್ಪುಲಿ soneppuli
requesting id pl uttara kannada 1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 1 correct image as above.
IMG_7013.JPG is Cissus discolour
ID of this climber? – efloraofindia | Google Groups :
Could someone identify this climber please?
This is Cissus discolor, Blume. Vitaceae family.
Cissus discolor, perhaps.
Cissus discolor!! quite interesting plant !
ID Please: (mixed thread): Please help me to identify one more flower.
Date: 10 th Oct 2012
you are a treasure trove
Agumbe Ghat :: Cissus ¿ javana ? FOR VALIDATION :: DVJAN11 : 13 posts by 6 authors. 4 images.
Agumbe Ghat (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 28 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 600 m asl at crest, about 250 m asl at foothill
Cissus ¿ javana ? … (family: Vitaceae)
Thank you … for sharing this unknown vine.
…, let us wait for validating comments.
Elsewhere, this could be an ornamental plant, therefore search results for C. javana show various cultivars; and hardly shows its nature in wild. In flickr, I have seen one photo of C. javana, to which posted plant matches well … Flickr
I collected the same from the Madei Wildlife sanctuary, Goa, in ghats. Our team also identified our collection as Cissus javana.
I did a simple trick – search ‘red’ in the Vitis entries in FBI! It appears to me that your id is correct.
I am glad you did !! Thank you very much
in this case, I made mistake of selective search … “Cissus javana” AND authorname:”…” AND after:2014/12/28
I did not think of searching entire eFI database !!
Well, …, my practice is search all if there are few, search earliest and latest if there are many, specially GS, NS, BS, DSR, DV… unfortunately your uploads do not give me bigger images.
Learned something about searching
This is an interesting plant. Thanks to … for showing.
Cissus javana (Vitaceae) once again : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please id this climber : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please confirm this plant is this vitis sp?? please help in id found in radhanagri wild life sanctuary August 2014
Cissus javana DC. (syn. Cissus discolor Blume)
identification (plant/jun15/12) : 10 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4)
Changed orientation of photos – Attachments (3)
so the backs of the leaves are not red?
Please check Cissus javana DC. (for leaves with white patch, including the red one); don’t know the other one.
Thanks for the info
Cissus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)
… is correct in thinking that the climber in front is Cissus javana. There is another plant in the background.
Yes Sir, I fail to identify the plant in the background.
The plant in the background (trinerved) looks like Cinnamomum species.
Thank you Sir for the probable ID of the background plant. I was not sure if it was a vine or a tree!
TSPNOV2015-73-116: Images of Cissus javana (Vitaceae) : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Cissus javana (Vitaceae)
Habitat: Wild, Evergreen forest fringe
Sighting: Gundya, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, about 300 msl
Date: 25-10-2014 and 27-01-2015
There is a problem in nomenclature. The name Cissus discolor Blume, Cat. Gew. Buitenzorg 39. 1823 is a valid publication and it antedates the name C. javana DC., Prodr. 1: 628. 1824 by one year. Thus Cissus discolor Blume takes precedence, as treated by … in Flora of India Vol. 5. 2000. … is requested to correct the efi page accordingly.
Yes … flora of Karnataka lists it as Cissus discolor too
I have a simple basic question
in botany, how does one determine if a publication is a valid publication?
I am attaching herewith the Melbourne Code, now in effect, which determines the botanical nomenclature to be adopted and adhered to from time to time. Here they have explained the meaning of Valid publication in detail.
Thank you … That makes sense and seems to be a valid way to identify and name a species and be widely accepted
this also keeps the sanity and collegiality and cordiality intact among the big guns and their personal viewpoints that may be very strong.
Names of Plants in India :: Marathi name for Cissus javana : 3 posts by 2 authors.
While compiling Marathi name for Cissus javana DC. … syn. Vitis discolor (Blume) Dalzell, came across following:
Indian trees : an account of trees, shrubs, woody climbers, bamboos, and palms indigenous or commonly cultivated in the British Indian empire by Brandis, Dietrich, Sir, 1824-1907
The trees, shrubs, and woody-climbers of the Bombay Presidency by Talbot, W. A. (William Alexander), – 1917
I will be very glad to get this name in Devanagari script.
Thanks, …, for finally cracking the name.
Names of Plants in India :: Cissus javana DC. : 2 posts by 2 authors.
DIS-kol-or — two-colored, of varying colors … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: climbing begonia, rex begonia vine, painted cissus, tapestry vine, trailing begonia • Kannada: ಹುಳಿಸೊಪ್ಪು hulisoppu, ಸೋನೆಹುಳಿ sonehuli • Malayalam: ആരോൻപുളി aaronpuli, ഞെരിഞ്ഞന്പുളി nerinampuli • Manipuri: ꯀꯣꯛꯉꯧꯌꯦꯟ ꯂꯥꯕꯥ কোংগঙৌযেন লবা kongngouyen laba • Marathi: नाग वेल naga vel, तेली चा वेल teli cha vel • Nepali: जोगी लहरा jogee laharaa, सानु पुरेनि sanu pureni • Sanskrit: अम्लवेतसः amlavetasah • Tulu: ಸೋನೆಪ್ಪುಲಿ soneppuli
botanical names: Cissus discolor Blume … synonyms: Cissus javana DC. • Vitis discolor (Blume) Dalzell … and many more at POWO
Bibliography / etymology
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
climbing begonia, rex begonia vine, trailing begonia
painted cissus, tapestry vine
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
नाग वेल naga vel, तेली चा वेल teli cha vel
~~~~~ NEPALI ~~~~~
जोगी लहरा jogee laharaa
सानु पुरेनि sanu pureni
~~~~~ x ~~~~~
Names compiled / updated at
Kannada names and English transliteration are correct.
Cissus javana :: Bisle Ghat :: 15 NOV 2016 :: DVDEC89 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
Bisle Ghat Karnataka
Date: 15 NOV 2016 … Altitude range: ~ 956 – 139 m (3136 – 456 ft) asl
Cissus javana DC. … (family: Vitaceae)
Very beautiful images, of the species and habitat..!!
Variegated Dioscorea ? : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Thanks, … Any other images.
Pl. also check with comparative images available at Dioscorea in eif site
This is vitaceae family.
Cissus javana Dc.
Thank you very much.
Is it Cissus javana or Cissus javanica ?
Is Cissus discolor a synonym of Cissus javana ?
Cissus javana (syn: Cissus discolor Bl.);
Climber For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 17SEP17 : AK-13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Climber seen earlier this month.
Leaves look very close to Cissus javana, with a slight difference.
To me also appear close as per images at Cissus javana
Cissus javana DC. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Location : Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal Date : 10 August 2017 Altitude : 2800 ft.
Nepali Name : जोगी लहरा Jogee Laharaa
Could someone identify this climber please.
Date & Time 31 Aug 2010
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS Chethalayam, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, kerala.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type: Wild Climber
This could be a Cissus sp. (Vitaceae)
Vitaceae is only what I can confirm
Could it be Climbing Begonia?
This is Cissus discolour, so called due to the purple colour a the back of the leaves and dark green in front! Saw the same flowering last week.
Flora of Uttara Kannada | 03Dec010AR01: 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
This climber attracts quite a good number of butterfly kinds.
Cissus discolor, perhaps.
I also think it should be Cissus javana DC. as per images and details herein.
Vitaceae for ID :: Topslip :: MK014 SEP2016 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please help in identifying this simple-leaved Vitaceae climber. I do not have good photographs of this plant.
Habitat: roadside and forest edge of evergreen
Place: Top Slip, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, TN
Date: 29 August 2016
Alt.: 900 m asl
check it for Cissus glyptocarpa
Thanks a lot for the identification sir.
To me appears more close to images and details at Cissus javana
ANNOV54 Vitaceae shrub for identification : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (11)
Chimmony wildlife sanctuary, Kerala
Agree with …
As back of the leaves is not coloured and leaves are not blotched above, following Keys in Book link at Flora of Karnataka, I will go for Cissus latifolia Lam. (syn: Cissus gigantea Bedd.; Cissus glauca Roxb.). Pl. confirm.
…, it’s a magnificent plant. But not known to me
I think it is Cissis discolor. May be due to light availability the leaves turns to complete green.
ID requested: Climber (Mudumalai forests, Nilgiris, TN): 5 images.
Cissus discolor Blume. Syn : Cissus javana DC. ??
Yes, appears to be correct as per images and details at Cissus javana
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 04.11.2021, 11.40am
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: climbing, branches, weak fleshy rigid purple stem 04mm diameter, hanging tendrils, annual
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: alternate, heart shaped, serrated margins, apex, gray beneath, white shades on matured, lite tamarind taste, size:16×10cm or less
Flower: racemose, axillary, diameter:02.5mm, yellow and red, lite fragrance
Fruit: globular green into dark blue, diameter:05mm, edible
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s
Looks like Vitaceae ! Cissus, Ampelocissus any !
Cissus discolor Blume !
Yes, it is dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant.
Cissus discolor Blume: 3 very high res. images.
Date: 31 August 2021
Habit : Wild