Cissus repens Lam., Encycl. 1: 31 1783. (Syn: Cissus cordata Roxb.Cissus glaucoramea Planch.; Cissus purpurea Roxb. ex Steud.; Cissus vesicatoria Blanco; Vitis cordata Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Vitis glauca (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. (Unresolved); Vitis kleinii Wall.; Vitis latifolia Lam. ex Steud. (ambiguous synonym); Vitis metziana Miq.; Vitis repens (Lam.) Wight & Arn. (ambiguous synonym));
Bhutan, India (Darjeeling, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya,
Orissa, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Bangladesh, Sikkim,

Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Magway, Mandalay), China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou,
Yunnan), Philippines (Luzon, Balabac, Ticao, Panay, Negros, Mindanao), Palawan,
Laos, Vietnam, Sumatra, Nepal, peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Australia
(Queensland), Java, Christmas Isl. (Austr.), Andaman Isl. (North Andaman Isl.,
Middle Andaman Isl., South Andaman Isl., Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobar Isl. (Car
Nicobar Isl., North Nicobar Isl., Central Nicobar Isl., Great Nicobar Isl.,
Little Nicobar Isl.),
New Caledonia (incl. Loyalty Isl.)
as per Catalogue of Life;

Creepers; stem glaucous, terete. Leaves 10-16 x 6-11 cm, ovate, acuminate, deeply cordate at base, 5 nerved from base, midrib with 3 pairs of lateral nerves; petiole 4-7 cm long. Cymes 5-7 cm across, glabrous; peduncle 6 cm long; junctions with orbicular bracts; pedicels 5-8 together, 1 cm long. Flowers many; calyx obtusely lobed, ciliate; petals 1.5 mm long, reddish, disk glabrous. Drupe 4 x 3 mm, oblique-obovoid, smooth
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
All types of forests


Vitaceae for id 280510MK2 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Please id this Vitaceae climber.


04-05-2010 / 4:00 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- 

Mudumalai wls; 750msl

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 


Plant Habit-

straggler (shrub)


Up to 5 m

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

12 x 8cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 

axillary raceme;10-15cm long

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 


Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 

fruits: 0.6cm across

Can it be Ampelopsis cordata ?? Kindly validate

For me this looks more like Cissus repens Lam.

Forwarding again for validation as Cissus repens Lam. or otherwise pl.

I will go with Cissus repens.



Cissus javana DC SN Sep 20 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Cissus javana DC (= Cissus discolor Blume), wild climber from Agumbe area of Karnataka


For me the ID is correct ( I have also seen this plant in Agumbe area. Nevertheless, many photographs of different types of leaves of this species are posted in the web (including I wish to know how many varieties this species has? 

To me looks different from images at Cissus javana DC.
Appears more close to images at Cissus repanda Vahl 

Cissus repens in FOI : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Images of Kasim ji at Cissus repens in FOI look different from Cissus repens as per Factsheet  Asian Plants  GBIF
I think it is Cissus arnottiana B.V.Shetty & Par.Singh as per images, details and references herein.

Thanks …, Yes, the base of the leaves looks very different from the leaves seen in the images on the web. I have removed it from the site for the time being. 

I still have doubts of current images (Images of Kasim ji at Cissus repens in FOI) being of Cissus repens
Pl. see comparative images at Cissus



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