Cissus vitiginea L., Sp. Pl. 117 1753. (Syn: Cissus angulata Lam.; Cissus vitifolia Salisb. (ambiguous synonym); Vitis linnaei Wall.; Vitis linnaei Wight & Arn.; Vitis vitiginea (L.) Kuntze);
Sri Lanka, S-India (Orissa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Thailand, Maldives, Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: South Indian Treebine • Malayalam: nerinnampuli • Sanskrit: amlavetasah • Tamil: cempirantai, mutainari • Telugu: Adavidraaksha, అడవిగుమ్మడి Adavi Gummadi

Climbing, foetid shrubs; bark blackish to reddish; branchlets densely pubescent, swollen at nodes; tendril simple, bifid or branched. Leaves simple, 5-angular or deeply lobed, 4-8 x 4-7.5 cm, ovate-orbicular, base truncate to cordate, margin irregularly dentate, apex acute or obtuse, pubescent, basally 3-nerved; petiole to 6 cm long; stipules c. 2.5 mm long, triangular, pubescent. Flowers in axillary or leaf-opposed umbellate cymes; peduncle to 5 cm long. Calyx c. 2 mm long, cupular, pubescent. Petals 4, yellow; c. 2.5 mm long ovate, obtuse, recurved. Stamens 4; filaments green; anthers rotund, yellow. Disk more or less 4-lobed, yellow. Berry c.1 cm long, ovoid to obovoid, purplish-blue, pendulous. Seed 1, c. 7 mm long, ovoid.

Flowering and fruiting: May-December
Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

plant ID – efloraofindia | Google Groups : (mixed thread): 2 correct images as above.
Found in Velneshwar in Konkan in the month of April. one more ID please.

It is a Vitaceae Member.

Based on the curved pedicels, i think the 3rd set of pictures belong to Cissus vitigenia (Vitaceae). But need leaf characters to confirm the id.
Cissus vitiginea — Please check id for GE-10Dec2012: I think this is Cissus vitiginea.
Plant was found growing in dry wasteland in Chennai outskirts.
Flowering and fruiting in November.
All parts, except perhaps flowers and fruits, were pubescent or densely so.
Please check the id

Yes …, I agree with the id Cissus vitiginea.

02082017BHAR2 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Found in Vandalur forest. Chennai.

Vitaceae sp.. Check for Cissus vitiginea..

Thanks, …, for id.
To me also appear close to images at Cissus vitiginea

For Id 100809jm1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups: 3 images.
On 2/8/09 in Pocharam, Distt. Medak, AP.

I think it is from family vitaceae

Could be a species of Cissus

Appears close to images at Cissus vitiginea L.  

vitiginea only …

in Velneshwar in Konkan in the month of April; Berry on a Bulbul! – indiantreepix | Google Groups

This plant is In Tirupathi hills.Please tell me the ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.

It is Cissus vitigenea

Vitaceae member ID Please : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Vitaceae member ID Please

Cissus vitigenea?….doubtful

Cissus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

This Species in TN state

As a non botanist member what I could apprehend about this species is-

  • stout shrub or climber
  • terete stem, not glabrous
  • leaves not glabrous, simple, more than 3 lobed, dentate
  • tendril simple, leaf opposed
This can lead to Cissus vitiginea L. (you my check “bud” pic at, ignoring Ampelocissus tomentosa (Roth.) Planch.
Please wait for botanist members..


Id.Shrilanka.4 Jan 2020. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Id pl. tree.
only photo.

It is Cissus vitiginea


I’d of another climber from Bilaspur: 2 high res. images.
Request for I’d of another climber from Bilaspur perhaps belonging to Vitaceae. Photographed in August 2021.

Check for Cissus species (Cissus vitiginea  ??????)

Yes, appears close to images at Cissus vitiginea L.


I’d of possibly Vitaceae plant: 2 high res. images.
Request for I’d of a possibly Vitaceae plant growing wild in Bilaspur. Photographed today (1.5.22) morning.

Check if it is same or something else:—z/v/vitaceae/cissus/cissus-vitiginea

I think same.




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