Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb., Taxon 26:539. 1977 (Syn: (≡) Cissus lanceolaria Roxb.; (≡) Cissus leucostaphyla Dennst. (basionym); Cissus serratifolia Rottl. ex Wight; (≡) Tetrastigma lanceolarium Planch.; Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) N. P. Balakrishnan; Vitis lanceolaria Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Vitis leucostaphyla Dennst.; Vitis serratifolia Wight & Arn.);
Bhutan, India (Darjeeling, Assam, Meghalaya, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Bangladesh, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mon), peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Penang Isl., Trengganu, Pahan, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Johor), +Singapore, Java, 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.), Nepal, Laos, Vietnam as per Catalogue of life;
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995) and Flora of Peninsular India 2  give Tetrastigma muricatum (Wight and Arn.) Gamble as a syn. of Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb.;
Common name: Indian Chestnut Vine • Malayalam: vallia-tsjori-valli • Tamil: pirantaikkoti • Telugu: kond draaksha
Online Flora of Nepal (leaves 3 foliate to pedately 5 foliate);

Woody scandent shrubs; stems strongly verrucose with elongated lenticels; tendril simple, woody with age. Leaves pedately 5-foliolate, trifoliolate or simple, sometimes all three types found on same plant; leaflets 4-13 x 2-6 cm, oblong-lanceolate, base cuneate, margin coarsely serrate, especially distally, apex acute, coriaceous, the laterals unequal sided; petiole to 8 cm long, warty-lenticellate, base swollen; petioules 5-14 mm long. Flowers c. 4 mm across, in short axillary cymes. Calyx lobes 4, c. 1 mm long, more or less ciliolate. Petals 4, white, 1-1.5 mm long, ovate, acute, apically thickened. Disk lobed. Stamens 4. Ovary subglobose; stigma lobed. Berry c. 1.3 cm across, subglobose, creamy white. Seeds 2-4, oblong, transversely rugose.

Flowering and fruiting: May-August
Evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests, also in sacred groves
(From  India Biodiversity Portal (Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) N.P.Balakr.) )

Amboli Ghat :: Tetrastigma muricatum :: DVFEB03/03 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
Amboli Ghat Maharashtra
Date: 23 DEC 2014 … Altitude: from 400 m to 700 m asl
Many thanks to … for the ID.
Tetrastigma muricatum (Wall.) Gamble (family: Vitaceae) 

Wow, Great Photographs..

Attigundi Road Karnataka
Date: 14 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1450 – 1600 m (4750 – 5250 ft) asl
Tetrastigma ¿ leucostaphylum / muricatum ? … (family: Vitaceae)
Dear friends,
Please validate whether Tetrastigma leucostaphylum or T. muricatum, if the photos help. 


Id191209PHK1 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Id please
A Climber with thick leaves
At kanakeshwar, Alibag

… identified it as Tetrastigma leucostaphullum


ANSEPT69 Please identify this climber with red tendrils : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(3).

Abbey Falls, Madikeri, Coorg
August 2014

Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston

Nilgiris: Vitaceae for identification 3008163MK02 : Attachments (5 + 2). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Please help me in identifying this Vitaceae climber commonly seen along forest edges.
Habitat is evergreen forest.
Date: 15 July 2013
Place: Kothagiri, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2450 m asl

Adding clear pictures of fruits.

efi page on only species in efi so far: Tetrastigma leucostaphylum

Supporting …

Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description & KeysTetrastigma bracteolatum, Tetrastigma gamblei, Tetrastigma leucostaphylum, Tetrastigma rumicispermum & Tetrastigma sulcatum

Could this be Tetrastigma leucostaphylum ? 

I also think Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb. as per images and details herein.

Arunachal Climber for ID_RKC07_180811:
Habit: Climber
Loc.: East Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh (ca 500msl)
Date: July 2009

May be a Tetrastigma species. Interesting plants and nice pictures, ….eager to know the correct id.

Keys in Flora of Bhutan at Tetrastigma‎ lead me to Tetrastigma campylocarpum.
But it is not matching, particularly the thorns as per
Keys in Flora of Bhutan at Tetrastigma‎ also lead me to Tetrastigma dubium (Laws.) Planch.
But I think it is not matching as per POWO  GBIF  Catalogue of life
It also lead me to Tetrastigma bracteolatum, but I think it is not matching as per GBIF  Specimen  Specimen  POWO  Research Gate
I also tried with Tetrastigma planicaule (Hook. fil.) Gagnep. as per Keys as per efi thread of Flora of India, but did not match.
Closest I can go is Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb. (which has 3 foliate as well as 5 foliate pedate leaves) only as per details and references herein and as per GBIF Specimen


ID request-280112-PKA1:
Came across this Climber en-route Prabalgad (Maharashtra).
Date/Time: 28-01-2012 / 10:45AM
Location: En-route Prabalgad
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber.
(Climber was in fruiting stage, flowers not seen).

Family Menispermaceae. Please check species of Cayratia

I think looks different from Cayratia as leaves are not pedately compound.

I think appears close to Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb. as per comparative images at Tetrastigma


Tetrastigma bracteolatum (Wall.) Planch.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Jalthal, Jhapa, East Nepal
Date: 01 January 2023
Elevation: 97 m.
Habitat: Wild

I think it is more closer to Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb. rather than Tetrastigma bracteolatum (Wall.) Planch.

Nepali Name : चरचरे लहरो Charachare Laharo
…: Hope ID is correct !



References (Tetrastigma leucostaphylum) :

Catalogue of life  GRIN (Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb.) The Plant List (Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Balakrishnan)  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal (Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) N.P.Balakr.)  BSI Flora of India 
Flora of Peninsular India 2  Online Flora of Nepal

(leaves 3 foliate to pedately 5 foliate)  Research gate (Image)  PIER  Flowers of India  Wikipedia  POWO  FRLHT  GBIF  nomenclatural study of tetrastigma leucostaphylum


References (for Tetrastigma muricatum):

The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  Tropicos  Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  India Biodiversity Portal  An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995) Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)  Flora of Peninsular India  Flora of Peninsular India 2

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