Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 3 18: 14 14 1866. (Syn: Cocculus japonicus (Thunb.) DC.; Menispermum japonicum Thunb.; Stephania intertexta Miers; Stephania pallidula Miers);  
China (S-Henan, Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi,
Fujian), Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., South Korea, Vietnam,
Nepal, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Timor), Moluccas (Ceram), Philippines (Batanes, Luzon,
Mindoro, Palawan, Marinduque, Negros, Camiguin, Mindanao), India (Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu), Australia (N-Northern Territory, NE-Queensland), Myanmar [Burma]
(Chin, Kachin, Mon, Sagaing, Taninthayi, Yangon), Bhutan, Sikkim, Sri Lanka
as per Catalogue of Life;
India: Wayside thickets, slopes of hills up to 900 m. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; India: Wayside thickets, slopes of hills up to 900 m. Karnataka and Tamil as per BSI Flora of India;
 
Snake Vine, Tape Vine • Assamese: Tubuki lota • Bengali: Akanadi, Kanadi, Chhotopard • Garo: Khaarkha • Malayalam: patakkilannu • Manipuri: থংগা উরী অঙৌবা Thangga-uri angouba • Nepali: Batule paat • Sanskrit: Rajapatha; 
 
As per efi thread : Cissampelos pareira and Stephania japonica belong to the family Menispermaceae
Both species are dioecious.
In Stephania leaves are glabrous as are the stem as well
In Cissampelos leaves and stem tomentose
In Stephania the petiole (leaf stalk) joins the leaf away from the edge / conspicuously peltate (resembles Cyclea peltata) generally triangular-rotund.
In Cissampelos the petiole joins the leaf close to the edge
In Stephania flowers arranged in stalked umbellate cymes
In Cissampelos Male inflorescences axillary, solitary or few fascicled, corymbose cymes and pubescent whereas, female inflorescences thyrsoid, narrow   
 

 

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Came across this creeper at “Thoseghar, Satara region”.


is it Cyclea peltata ?


Thanks Nayan ji for the lead.
I think it is Cissampelos pareira  Menispermaceae family)??

I support … view. It could be Cyclea sp. Not Cissampelos pareira.


Here are some views of Cissampelos pariera fruiting at Yeoor Hills on 04 OCT 09 … I believe your plant is not it. 3 images.


This could be Stephania japonica, owing to its glabrous nature and umbellate inflorescence? Needs confirmation!


‘Cyclea peltata’ is called ‘Thorali Padval’ ‘थोरली पाडावळ’ / ‘मोठी पहाडवेल’  in Marathi & ‘Bruhat Patha’ ‘बृहत् पाठा’ / ‘Raj Patha’ ‘राज पाठा’ in Sanskrit. 

‘Cissampelos pariera’ is called ‘Dhakati Padaval’ ‘धाकटी पाडावळ’ / लहान पहाडवेल’ in Marathi & ‘Laghu Patha’ लघू पाठा’ in Sanskrit. 
Both are from ‘Menispermaceae’ Family ‘गुळवेल कुल’.


This  was identified as “Stephania japonica


Stephania japonica – indiantreepix | Google Groups1 : Dr.Almeida identified as Stephania japonica [S.heranandifolia].


 
Name: Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers
Family: Menispermiaceae
Date: 11 May 2011
Location: Sirumalai hills
              Dindigul dist., TN
Altitude: 1600 ASL
Sorry for the poor photographs; Is this ID right, please let me know?

I think the id is correct. Was the leaf glaucos beneath?


yes even i think id is correct


your first   two photograph is correct identification but last three is not Stephania japonica


I also think the ID is correct.


the leaf was not glaucous beneath. 

 


 

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Picture taken on 18/8/12 in Lonavala, Maharashtra at a resort.
Climber found growing wild on the fence.
Due to heavy rain, I couldn’t go out again to click more pictures.
Found the shape of the leaves very peculiar.
Id please.


This looks like Stephania japonica.


 

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Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers
Collected from: Sirumalai hills, TN.
I don’t know why I had not taken pictures of the plant!
This looks like a bunch of fallen flowers/fruits found on the forest floor, probably away from the source plant.

 

Cyclea peltata: 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)                                                                                                                                    Cyclea peltata
Family : Menispermaceae.
Mulshi Pune. 


I think this is a Stephania sp. Please confirm.


Yes, this is a Stephania sp.


To me it seems to be Stephania japonica.


 

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As per another thread it should be Stephania japonica??


Again I agree with …


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Please suggest if the id is correct, this climber was recorded from Morni Hills in Haryana.. though the pics are insufficient..


I agree


To me it seems to be Stephania japonica.


 

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Id of Cissampelos sp (?) from Assam KD 15 Nov : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached images may be Cissampelos sp.. I have not seen it flowering but they have medicinal value. Please ID the plant.


It may be Stephania japonica.


Thank you very much sir for ID.


 

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Another climber for ID from Mandal, Uttarakhand, photographed on June 2, 2013.


Stephania glabra (Menispermaceae) I hope.


As main veins are more than 8 can be consider as S. japonica?


efi page on Stephania glabra & Stephania japonica  


Roxburgh’s Cissampelos glabra has leaves roundish or reniform-cordate …. this much I have found in FI.
Attachments (2)

stephania japonica

i counted 9 veins though the leaf is not really en face

and googling found some illustrations showing flowers to be similar in overall form and branching
snake vine in australian colloquialism



 

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identification no 130714sn1 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).

Your help needed for Id.

date/time:nov13
location:ambyvalley rd.,lonavala,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:climber
height:about 4-5 ft.,though not sure


This is Cyclea peltata. Please check this link : Google Groups 


I feel more closer to images at Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers rather than those of Cyclea peltata

 

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Cyclea peltata (Lam.) Hook. f. & Thoms. wild unisexual climber from Gonikoppal area of Coorg, Karnataka


I feel more closer to images at Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers rather than those of Cyclea peltata


Came across this Climber on the way to Lohagad. Kindly validate the ID..
Bot. name: Cissampelos pareira ??
Family: Menispermaceae
Date/Time: 20-06-2010 / 08:00AM
Location: On the way to Lohagad fort, Lonavala region

Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber


… looks like Cyclea peltata to me.


Agree with … They look like the male flowers of Cyclea peltata.


Cyclea peltata from the family Menispermaceae indeed !!!! the peltate leaf in the third photo is enough to confirm the identity !!


Cyclea peltata … is commonly known as: buckler-leaved moon-seed • Kannada: ಹಡೆ ಬಳ್ಳಿ hade balli • Konkani: पाडावेल padavel • Malayalam: പാടത്താളി paataththaali • Marathi: मोठी पहाडवेल mothi pahadvel, थोरली पाडावळ thorali padaval • Sanskrit: बृहत् पाठा bruhat patha, राज पाठा raj patha • Tamil: பாடா pata, பொன்முசுட்டை pon-mucuttai • Telugu: పాటతీగె patatige

C. burmannii is very similar to C. peltata, these two could be confused for each other.
This confusion is found even in their synonymy.
Cyclea peltata (Lam.) Hook. f. & Thoms. Fl. Ind. 201. 1855; FBI 1: 101. p.p; Gamble 1: 31. 1915; Gangopadhyay in Flora of India 1: 325. 1993.
Menispermum peltatum Lam. Encycl. 4: 96. 1797.
Cyclea burmannii Hook. f. & Thoms. Fl. Ind. 201. 1855; FBI 1: 104. 1872.
Clypea burmannii Wight & Arn. Prodr. 1: 14. 1834.
Cyclea arnottii Miers in Contrib. Bot. 3: 240. 1871; Gamble 1: 31. 1915.
Cocculus peltatus DC. Prod, 1,96
References:
1. Ethnoleaflets
http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/rao.htm
2. eBook: The Bombay flora, or, Short descriptions of all the indigenous plants hitherto discovered in or near the Bombay presidency [microform] : together with a supplement of introduced and naturalised species (1861) — Author: Dalzell, Nicol Alexander, 1817-1878; Gibson, Alexander, 1800-1867
http://www.archive.org/stream/bombayfloraorsho00dalzrich#page/10/mode/2up/search/Cyclea
3. The Flora of the Presidency of Bombay (1903) by Theodore Cooke, Vol. I, Part I
http://www.archive.org/stream/floraofpresidenc01cook#page/24/mode/2up/search/Cyclea
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Cyclea burmanni Miers, in Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. ser.2, v. 7 (1851) p.41, & Contrib. v. 3 (1871) p.239, t. 121; Fl.B.I. v.1, p.104; Dalz. & Gibs. p.6; Trim. Fl. Ceyl. v.1, p.47; Talb. Trees, Bomb, p.8; Woodr. in Journ. Bomb. Nat. v.11(1897) p.121.
Clypea burmannii, W. & A. Prodr. P.14 (in part); Grah. Cat. p.5.
Cocculus burmannii, DC, Prod. 1, 96;
References:
1. Forest Flora of Hyderabad State – by M Sharfuddin Khan
http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/Flora%20by%20M%20Sharfuddin%20Khan/Botanical%20Names/Cyclea%20burmanni.htm
2. eBook: The Bombay flora, or, Short descriptions of all the indigenous plants hitherto discovered in or near the Bombay presidency [microform] : together with a supplement of introduced and naturalised species (1861) — Author: Dalzell, Nicol Alexander, 1817-1878; Gibson, Alexander, 1800-1867
http://www.archive.org/stream/bombayfloraorsho00dalzrich#page/10/mode/2up/search/Cyclea
3. The Flora of the Presidency of Bombay (1903) by Theodore Cooke, Vol. I, Part I
http://www.archive.org/stream/floraofpresidenc01cook#page/22/mode/2up/search/Cyclea


I feel more closer to images at Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers rather than those of Cyclea peltata


 

 

ANJAN22/22 Please identify this climber : 17 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (2)
Date: 25th December 2014
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Climber
No leaves were present on the twiner.


A Menispermaceae member, may be Diploclisia glaucescens.


Yes …,  Diploclisia glaucescens possibly!!


Thank you … But I can’t find any descriptions of Diploclisia glaucescens having spines? Please see my first attachment!


Possibly those are persistent bracteoles, it may not be spines!


it resembles to Diploclisia glaucescons


Its a Menispermaceae climber, it could be Cyclea peltata


It is Cyclea peltata


could you give us an idea of the size of the largest fruits? Just a ball park figure? Also, it looks like a woody liana, is that right? Or is it a herbaceous twiner?
To me it looks more like Diploclisia, but please give your inputs.


This looks like Menispermaceae member


I was with … at Agumbe.

I remember them to be very small – largest of them could be about max 3 mm. … please correct me if I am mistaking.
Now that I got the hint of Cyclea peltata, I remember having seen similar sight couple of times – the fruits were then almost white in colour – perhaps ripened.


Ma’am, it was a herbaceous twiner as I remember it and I agree with … regarding the size of the fruits.


Thanks …, it must be Cyclea sp. in that case!


I feel more closer to images at Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers rather than those of Cyclea peltata


 

Agumbe :: Cyclea peltata :: DVJAN40 : 1 post by 1 author.
Agumbe Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

Date: 25 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 700 m asl 
Cyclea peltata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson (family: Menispermaceae) 


I feel more closer to images at Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers rather than those of Cyclea peltate


  

Images of Cyclea peltata at FOI are of Stephania japonica as per images herein.
Request … to pl. correct.
MS July, 2018/16 Stephania sp. for ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Date : 16-07-2018
Habit : Slender climber
Habitat : Wild

Pl. check at 


Stephania japonica var. discolor ??


Thanks, …, I find these more close to images at Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers as per comparative images at Stephania

 

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SK1674 27 Dec 2018 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each. 
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 19 November 2018
Altitude: 2000 m.
Habit : Wild
Menispermaceae ?

Could be Cyclea peltata.

I guess it is not matching since drupes are white in C. peltata 

and it is not listed in Nepal.
May be S. japonica ?

May be as per images at 


Thank you …! Stephania japonica (Thunb.) Miers 

References:


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