Cissus latifolia Lam., Encycl. 1: 30 1783. (syn: Cissus acuminata Thw. (ambiguous synonym); Cissus gigantea Bedd.; Cissus glauca Roxb. (ambiguous synonym); Cissus repanda Gamble (ambiguous synonym); Cissus wightii Planch.; Vitis acuminata Trim. (ambiguous synonym); Vitis gigantea Bedd.; Vitis glauca Wight & Arn. (ambiguous synonym));
Sri Lanka, S-India (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of Life;
Vitaceae from Valparai for identification 210712MK01: Please help me to identify this climber. It has tendrils opposite one leaf at each node (so could be Vitaceae). The leaves measure up to 20 cm longer and the inflorescence not more than 10 mm longer. Flowers are c.0.5 cm across. I found this along edge of a rain forest in Western Ghats.
Place: Valparai, TN
Date: 12 July 2012
Alt.: 930 m asl
Could this be a variety of Cissus antartica ? A guess.
Following Keys in Book link at Flora of Karnataka, I will go for Cissus latifolia Lam. (syn: Cissus gigantea Bedd.; Cissus glauca Roxb.) and also as per GBIF
Pl. see high resolution specimen at
ID request-21102012-PKA2: 7 images.
Seen this climber at the outskirts of Mumbai. Looks like some Vitaceae sp?
Berries were spherical, purple -Black around 8mm to 10mm dia.
Date/Time: 21-10-2012 / 10:00AM
Plant habitt: Climber.
Leaves alternate, petiole 15 to 20mm.
I think this is Cissus nodosa
Thanks … It does looks like Cissus nodosa.
please check if this plant is a large liana ?
http://www.iiim.res.in/herbarium/vitaceae/cissus_repens.htm“weak trailing plant” ( Flora of Bombay presidency ) , and
These two species appear to be closely related, although plantlist shows these as separately accepted names.
Thanks … for yr response. I had taken few more photographs of this plant. Sharing the same here.
The stem is very tall, about 30 ft or more?
Pillared look is very unique, like C nodosa, but that species not being reported from India.
C. latifolia, could be a match. But cannot see ‘fringed calyx’ described by K Sasidharan on Kerala plants. He may be able to confirm.
Please identify the climber from Phenk (Nagaland) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify the climber from Phenk (Nagaland)
Could be Vitaceae member, Cissus sp.,
Thanks, …, for the genus id.
Cissus latifolia Walp. ??
Ethnomedicinal Information of Selected Members of Vitaceae with Special Reference to Kerala State
You may be right … The post was distributed under C. javana? in which leaves under surface as well as stem are tinged red, which we don’t see here.
A Cissus sp., possibly C. repanda. I have observed these kinds of hanging roots in C. repanda
Yes it’s Cissus only,
Where and when were these images taken ? Was it wild ?
We have similar observations at Cissus latifolia Lam., but distribution limited to South India.