Tetrastigma aplinianum (Collett & Hemsl.) Momiy., Univ. Mus. Univ. Tokyo Bull. 2: 79 1971. (syn: Vitis apliniana Collett & Hemsl.);
Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma], ?India as per Catalogue of Life


SK76AUG11-2016:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. 6 correct images as above.
Sharing some pictures for identification. Pictures were shot at Mudkhu Nepal on 9 August 2016 at 5000 ft.

Thanks, … Appears to be some climber. Isn’t it ?

Yes! Could it be Smilax?

Tetrastigma leucostaphylum ??

Pl. check with images at https://commons.wikimedia.Tetrastigma_leucostaphylum

Here the leaves are 5 pedate but in the link provided the leaves are trifoliate (although some are 5 pedate). Hence I request you to kindly check the same with any authorised flora.

Leaves option are tri-folilate or five-fioliate. Your opinion please.
Link 1 link2

I think similar plant with about three four images with pinkish fruit posted by you was identified as some Tetrastigma species. Pl. check. 

Pl. check with images at Tetrastigma serrulatum

I guess there is mix up of two sp. in the post.
First two images CSC_0782.JPG and DSC_0536.JPG
belongs to Rhamnus napalensis (Wall.) M. A. Lawson and the
remaining images belong to Tetrastigma serrulatum (Roxb.) Planch.
Need your validation please !


Image 4,5,6,7 and 8  Yua thomsonii (M.A.Lawson) C.L.Li ??
Syn : Cayratia thomsonii (M.A.Lawson) E.Reid & M.Chandler 

Leaves appears to be always 5 foliate. That takes me to T. serrulatum, if it is slender climber, as per Keys in Flora of Nepal

OK …!

Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ??

It may be Tetrastigma aplinianum (Collett & Hemsl.) Momiyama if it is a robust climber as per keys in Flora of Nepal, as it appears to have unbranched tendrils with lax inflorescence.
I also checked in Keys in Flora of Bhutan at Tetrastigma
Pl. also see Tetrastigma aplinianum (Collett & Hemsl.) Momiyama in GBIF and Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston in GBIF.

I guess you are right …!


MS March, 2020/23 Cayratia/Tetrastigma sp. ? for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – around 850 kb each.
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram
Date : 16-07-2018
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild

With pedately 5 foliate leaves, there are three possibilities: Cissus elongata, Cayratia japonica and Tetrastigma

Looks different from Cissus elongata as per images and details herein.
Also looks different from Cayratia japonica as per GBIF
I think this is Tetrastigma aplinianum (Collett & Hemsl.) Momiy. as per comparative images at Tetrastigma


MS,Nov.,2021/29 Tetrastigma sp. ? for id.:
Location : Ailawng
Date : 16-07-2018
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild

Tetrastigma rumicispermum (M. A. Lawson) Planch. ???

What are the keys?
To me appears more close to images at Tetrastigma aplinianum (Collett & Hemsl.) Momiy., as per images and details herein and as per comparative images at Tetrastigma
It may likely be found in the area as per distribution in POWO.

Fruits look different in Tetrastigma rumicispermum (M.A. Lawson) Planch.

I will go for Tetrastigma aplinianum (Collett & Hemsl.) Momiy. only.


Tetrastigma rumicispermum (M. A. Lawson) Planch.: 7 images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal 
Date: March 2023
Elevation: 1650-1800 m.
Habit : Wild
Images sent by Sajan Subedi, a friend.

Looks different as fruits are turbinate globose as per keys and images at
Pl. check:

It could be as suggested by you.




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