Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels, Pflanzenr. IV, 94: 225 1910. (syn. Cebatha macrocarpa (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze; Cocculus glaucescens Blume; Cocculus macrocarpa Wight; Diploclisia inclyta Miers; Diploclisia lepida Miers; Diploclisia macrocarpa (Wight & Arn.) Miers; Diploclisia pictinervis Miers; Menispermum glaucescens Spreng.; Quinio cocculoides Schltdl.);
Profusely fruiting–ID pl. 170710-PKA2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Came across this profusely fruiting Climber on the way to Matheran. I had seen these fruits only at one location throughout my trek. Great site to watch..
This is Diploclisia glaucescens (Menispermaceae), i hope.
As said by … this plant is indeed Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels in Engler from the family Menispermaceae. It is a woody vine with lovely inconspicuously peltate leaves profuse flowering occurs in this plant hence you saw the later stage!!
Kindly see a tentative description & illustration of the plant from Eflora of China, hope it will help you to compare with the plant you have seen.
Flowers of the plant from the FOI posted by Dinesh Ji.
gnitum ?????????? do not know correct spelling. primitive plant. only creeper in gymnosperm?
Gnetum sp is from from Gnetaceae a gymnospermic family.
Sharing few snaps of the leaves and the seed of Diploclisia glaucescens.
A Liana for ID.
… could it be some species of Cissampelos ?
I think you are right … I hope this is Cissampelos pareira L.
Any possibility of this being Diploclisia glaucescens
This is as … has correctly said Diploclisia glaucescens, seen at Matheran. Has a lot of medicinal value.
… would there be more than one liane / climber ?
the first pic is mostly fruits, fruits are seen along with the backside of a bunch of leaves in 2nd pic, the third pic is very much leaves of Diploclisia glaucescens. Yes they do resemble Cissampelos, but not quite. I think I have uploaded leaves pics some time back as seen in Matheran in March ’09, I saw the fruits in June ’09. Attaching the same along with other fruits I had put a quiz to my Botany friends! The pic numbered 1 is Diploclisia glaucescens. Hope this helps.
Agreed …, convinced … … just convinced me.
… and others are absolutely right – Diploclisia glaucescense called Vatoli in Marathi.
The award of bright thinking of Gnetum goes to me, …!!! Others are not as capable !! 🙂
does any one have sighting of Gnetum fruits ? … would like to see it in a separate post … many thanks.
… had posted the same some time back.
bit of technical info. : Gnetum being a gymnosperm cannot have fruit-as other flowering plants do. It has seed, as after all the term
Gnetum is a peculiar Gynosperm, and therefore you are perfectly right if you call the seeds fruits, as does all the books, because of the pulpy nature of the fruits!!
Diploclasia glaucescens ( Menispermaceae)-climber. – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Liana for ID: 3 images.
I think this is Diploclisia glaucescens. Observed on Karnala fort Maharashtra. 7th Feb 2011
– Affirmative … It looks like Watoli [Diploclisia glaucescens] but a photograph of the leaves would be helpful.
Diploclisia glaucescens flowers: 4 images.
Diploclisia glaucescens Marathi: वाटोळी.
Another commonly observed Liana in Phansad.
Lucky to shoot these flowers in a close up mode.
I had last seen its white fruits near Amboli.
– Nice photo of watoli.
I have seen this plant at dandeli & karnala in veg.state.
Diploclisia glaucescens: 2 images.
Marathi name : Vatoli
At Phansad WLS 16March,2012
Diploclisia glaucescens: 2 images.
Fruits of Diploclisia glaucescens.
(Due to poor light, i had used flash.)
Fruits were looking like hanging lamps.
Location: Dajipur, Maharashtra.
Please help me to identify this big liana found in a riparian habitat of a rain forest.
Sorry for the poor photographs. I cannot locate the leaves here but only the fruits measuring 3×2 cm.
Place: Vaalparai, TN
Alt.: 960 m asl
Date: 13 July 2012
Try checking with Diploclisia!
Fruits look similar to those of Diploclisia glaucescens (Family: Menispermaceae).
Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels is the only species of this Genus reported from Tamil Nadu. The descriptions from Flora of South Indian Hills by Fyson matches with my plant except that Fyson mentioned the the drupes are reddish.
Affirmative. This is Diploclisia glaucescens. This photograph was taken at Khandala a fortnight ago.
Diploclisia glaucescens – ESSK FEB 06 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Really interesting post
Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels SNApril 10 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels,
a wild woody climber from Sirumalai, Dindugul dt Tamilnadu
identification no 040615sn1 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Kindly help in identification
height:more 15-20 ft.
other info:beside a stream
the way the branch is twining pics 5 and 6 it seems a Liana
I think, these are the fruits of “Diploclisia glaucescens“, Menispermaceae family..!!
… is right.
Fwd: Kindly Help me to Identify the tree _Cauliflory Condition : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
I herewith appended 2 images of tree which is unknown for me. Kindly Help me to Identify the tree.
Thanks, … Pl. give details of place, time & habitat etc.
Could this be a liana ? The nature of blooming reminds me of Diploclisia glaucescens.
I agree with …
58-TSP-ID-07MAY2016-1:A liana at Kottigehara for ID : 8 posts by 5 authors.
Kindly identify this liana.
Habit: Woody climber, liana
Habitat: Wild, Evergreen forest
Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl
Diploclisia glaucescens indeed वाटोळी
ID GK 050517 1 : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)
To me appears close to images at Diploclisia glaucescens, but I am not sure.
Yes…… It is.
It is Diploclisia glaucescens only.
Amboli Ghat :: ¿ Diploclisia glaucescens ? :: DVFEB02/02 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 7 images.
Amboli Ghat … Maharashtra
Date: 23 DEC 2014 … Altitude: from 400 m to 700 m asl
Not much aspects to show; thus not too keen in getting ID.
This Menispermaceae vine seen along the ghat road, slender leafless stem, with clusters of flowers and fruits at some places.
The tiny flower could be measuring just about 2 mm across; the tiny fruits could be 3 – 4 mm across.
The flower cluster reminds of Diploclisia glaucescens; hoping that the cluster of tiny fruits would mature and assume much larger size.
Yes the flowers look like D.glaucascens but I have never seen them borne on such tiny branches.
Diploclisia glaucescens, Karnala : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
this beauiful liana
was flowering in Karnala, Maharashtra
seen on 25th of march 2018
Diploclisia glaucescens – en-route Matheran-30th june-2018 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Seen this climber en-route Matheran.
I feel this is Gnetum ula, a gymnosperm. Kindly check.
I agree with … as per images at
Tamhini ghat near Pune, MH :: Diploclisia glacescens :: ARK2019-86 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
This was seen by the roadside near Tamhini ghat near Pune, MH in Aug 2019.
This was identified as Diploclisia glaucescens.
I quite liked the leaves, circular in shape. I think I may have missed the profuse fruiting that is seen in the efi pics posted by others.
matches … case on FOI. and did you get to take pictures of the moss?
ID No. 02042011 RD02: 2 images.
Help to identify this sp.
Date/Time-02/04/2011– 09 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam, Alt 90m
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- CLIMBER (woody)
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Not seen
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Greenish White,
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen
I guess Diploclisia glaucescens (Menispermaceae)
May be Diploclisia glaucescens
Looks slightly different from flowers at Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels
I think id is correct. Also I think that is the only species found in India.
ID request for these seeds. : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 2 authors.
They’re about the same size as Tamarind seeds,
Nagpuri Forest, Karnataka, March 2013.
There are actually compartments inside each fruit. Under each groove there is a flat yellowish seed .
Also, found in animal excreta.
Could this be a Grewia species ?
Thank you for forwarding this post, I found out that these are the seeds of Diploclisia glaucescens, a woody climber in the Menispermaceae family.
Yes, apears close to images at
Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels :: Matheran :: May 22, 2023 · 3:15 PM IST: 4 images.
Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels :: Matheran :: May 22, 2023 · 10:31 AM IST: 6 images.
Diploclisia glaucescens (Blume) Diels
Matheran, Raigad, Maharashtra :: May 22, 2023 · 12:56 PM IST :: about 800 m (2,625 feet) asl
Yes, beautiful presentation