Ampelocissus tomentosa (B.Heyne & Roth) Planch., Vigne Amer. Vitic. Eur. 8: 375 1884. (syn: Ampelopsis ternata DC.; Vitis cinnamomea Wall.; Vitis cinnamomea Wall.; Vitis labrusca Lour.; Vitis lanata Wall.; Vitis obtusifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Vitis oppositifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Steud.; Vitis ternata Roth ex Roem. & Schult.; Vitis tomentosa Heyne ex Roth; Vitis trifida Roth; Vitis triloba Roth);
India (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Bangladesh, Myanmar [Burma] as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Hairy Wild Grape
Scandent shrubs; branchlets and leaves densely woolly. Leaves 15 x 15 cm, broadly ovate, 3-5-lobed, lobes acute, base cordate, serrate, densely floccose beneath, basally 5-nerved, tendrils branched; petiole to 6 cm, floccose. Cymes many branched, peduncles to 7 cm; flowers 5-merous, reddish; calyx lobes 1 mm, triangular, woolly; petals 2 mm, ovate, glabrous, disc prominent; stamens 5; ovary conical, stigma sessile.
Flowering and fruiting: April-July
Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(From India Biodiversity Portal
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)
ARJUL35 Confirmation of ID- Ampelocissus tomentosa? : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).
Bangalore 20th July
Please refer this link (herbarium of Ampelocissus tomentosa) –
Yes, it does look like Ampelocissus tomentosa (= Vitis tomentosa).
It is characterized mainly by – Inflorescence tendril-bearing; leaves deeply 3-5-lobed, tomentose above, cobwebby beneath; stems floccose-tomentose.
ANAUG46 Please confirm if fruits are of Ampelocissus tomentosa : 4 posts by 3 authors.
Camp Gee Dee Bangalore
I think the ID is correct.
12 AUG 2017 VNR 01: ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
it is a species of Ampelocissus. It may be A.tomentosa
It is Ampelocissus tomentosa of Vitaceae
Request a climber Id 20feb2022-1: 2 high res. images.
It looks like an epiphyte, the leaves appear solitary and densely hairy.
Neyyar WLS, Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve.
Check with Ampelocissus latifolia
It appears to be Ampelocissus tomentosa (B.Heyne & Roth) Planch. as per images and details herein and as per keys at Flora of Peninsular India, as leaves appear to be floccose.
Looks different from images at Ampelocissus latifolia (Roxb.) Planch.
May be Ampelocissus tomentosa (B.Heyne & Roth) Planch. as per comparative images at Ampelocissus