Cissus woodrowii (Stapf ex Cooke) Santapau is very closely allied to V. pallida, W. & A. (syn. of Cissus repanda (Wight & Arn.) Vahl as per POWO), from which it differs in the absence of tendrils, an erect thick trunk and larger leaves which are almost invariably 3-lobed as per IBIS Flora (Flora of Bombay Presidency details);
Stapf, MS. An erect shrub 5-6 ft. high ; trunk 3-4 in. thick at the base ; bark rough, grey ; lower branches 2-3 ft. long, annual, ecirrhose, slightly tomentose at the apex. Leaves up to 9 in. long and broad, pale green, cordate-ovate or cordate-rotund (with a broad sinus), usually shortly (rarely obscurely) 3-lobed, acute or acuminate, repand-crenate (the crenatures recurved), at first sparingly tomentose, at length glabrate, rather firm, palmi-nerved ; petioles nearly equalling the blade, more or less tomentose when young; stipules triangular-ovate, reddish, caducous, Flowers tetramerous, in compound umbels ; peduncles 1 in. or afterwards 2 in. long ; primary rays usually 4, about 1/2-3/4 in. long at time of flowering, afterwards up to in. long ; pedicels at time of flowering 1/6 in., afterwards 1/2 in. long, thick, straight. Calyx saucer-shaped : limb membranous, truncate or very obscurely lobed. Petals 4, calyptrately deciduous, hooded and thickened at the apex. Disk 1-lobcd. Style short, stout, conical. Berry obovoid-globose, about 1/4 in. in diam. Seed solitary. ? Cissus vitiginea, Dalz. & Gibs. p. 40 (not of Roxb.) ; Cissus, Grah. Cat. p. 33 (n. 244).—Flowers : June. Vern. Girnul. Very closely allied to V. pallida, W. & A., from which it differs in the absence of tendrils, an erect thick trunk and larger leaves which are almost invariably 3-lobed. The root contains starch-granules in abund¬ance, of variable form, also raphides which are pointed at one end and 2-3-furcate at the other (Woodrow). KONKAN : Bombay, Capt. Geburne !
Large crumpy reddish leaves, height of plant about 1 feet. possibly just come up in the last 20-30 days.
For Id shrub- 040709JM1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
On 21/6/09 in Keesaraguda, near Hyderabad, AP. It was a stony area on a hillock.
This is Cissus woodrowii.
But FOI link shows it as endemic to Western Ghats, but I think Keesaraguda near Hyderabad is not a part of Western Ghats as per link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Ghats. Is it not?
You have a point, … I have to check the distribution of this species. However no doubt this is C. woodrowii. And if you check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cissus, two photograph of this species are mentioned to be from Hyderabad.
Excellent clear and bright pictures …
It does appear to be Cissus woodrowii………but the number of flowers per inflorescence in your picture are less than what I have observed. The season is perfect.
Is it OK for Cissus woodrowii (Stapf ex Cooke) Santapau ?
Yes, to me it is.
location: Ranga Reddy dist.
Some Vitaceae member: /species/m—z/v/vitaceae
Other one as mentioned earlier by …, Cissus pallida is the synonym of C. adnata as per the Plant list, ref: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2722736
is a climber and inflorescence greenish as per the key. The plant I referred is not a climber.
you are correct. In flora of Nellore district by B.suryanarayana Sir it is given as Cissus pallida. But V.S Raju Sir has suggested this name to the plant I collected.
hence I suggested you. Prof. Pullaiah sir in later versions of Flora A.P mentioned this plant. It is missing. The leaves are very large, it is not a climber -these are the 2 important features.
Cissus woodrowii: Cissus woodrowii in flower at my place in alibaug, three days ago
I too agree with …, it resembles woodrowii only,
Pl. check both the links for details.
It may be Cissus repanda Vahl if forked tendrils and Cissus arnottiana B.V.Shetty & Par.Singh if simple tendrils.
Hi, …, Pl. check your detailed images.
am not thinking it’s climbing, as per photos also resemble an erect shrub and that to plant has woody erect branches..
Thanks, … … can clarify further.
Cissus vitiginea L.(Vitaceae).
Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, 2016, July.
Habitat was dry deciduous forest rocky places.
I hope it’s Cissus pallida (Wight & Arn.) Steud. This is a synonym of Cissus repanda (Wight & Arn.) Vahl,
Cissus pallida Steud. is reported from India and is a syn. of Cissus adnata Roxb.
Can I get the reference,
Pl. see Cissus adnata Roxb.
Catalogue of Life has done a wonderful job in recent years and appears more reliable after WCSP & ILDIS.
It is not Cissus vitigeniea; once it was known as Cissus pallida (Wight&Arn.)Salisb. (as per Gamble); these plants are available sporadically in Kadapa, Nellore districts only; later it was also included in Cissus woodrowii (Stapf ex Cooke) Santapau, Kew Bull. 3: 276. 1948.; but C.woodrowii collected from other localities look different. hence further discussion is necessary.
leea macrophylla: 2 images.
fruiting leea macrophylla, this sunday
Negative … This is Woodrow’s Grape Tree [Cissus woodrowii]. Will send my photographs of Leea macrophylla for comparison later.
So I can proceed it for my phD work.
I think this is very close to Cissus pallida, it is collected from
Katraj ghat, Pune. When studying such plants, it can be
compared with well known medicinal plants like
Cissus quadrangularis, Cayratia pedata etc.
Cissus pallida Planch is a synonym of Vitis woodrowii Stapf.
In Andhra Pradesh the paste of the stem is applied externally to relieve rheumatic pains.
Is there any antitumour activity? to vitis woodroii?
Another wild shrub for id_ Hyderabad: 3 images.
This beautiful shrub was found growing in the wild in the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Observed in July 2021
Shrub Height-4 feet
Terrain was rocky and soil was sandy.
Please help in id.
Cissus species ? C.arnottiana ???
Wild Grape it says.. any part of this plant is edible ? Or do birds feed on it?
Can it be Cissus woodrowii as I do not see any tendrils?
Yes … as per the description you’re right, but in pallida also not common tendrils, morphologically it seems pallida, need to confirm posted author with checking entire plant profile directly,
May I request you to post high resolution images. Do you see any tendrils?
These are not high res. images.
Should I click specific pictures of plant parts? Please suggest.
It is Cissus pallida, but not mentioned in Plantlist etc, (it is distinct and restricted to Deccan area of India) it is erect, cissus glauca is climbing.
As per the keys in Flora of Eastern Karnataka, as it does not have any tendrils, it should be Cissus woodrowii.
However, it also states under description of C.woodrowii “The occasional erect habit and the absence of tendrils in C.pallida sometimes makes that very confusing with the present taxon. In fact, this led Talbot to merge these two in his forest flora under C.pallida. However, his f.182 belongs to C.woodrowii only.’
C.woodrowii is climbing; and glaucous, sometimes with tendrils, but pallida has no tendrils, upto 2 -3 ft height ; leaves very large upto 30-40 cm in diam.
Also description in Flora of Bombay Presidency say differently as available at Cissus woodrowii
FPM Gamble (for pallida)
I will go with Cissus woodrowii