Cayratia sp. clicked from Tiger Fall area Chakrata on 18-9-2011, with trifoliate leaves but leaflets very different from C. trifolia, smooth, bright green, broadest near top and almost obcordate, tendrils very long.


I thought its Tetrastigma sp.,

Check once


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It appeared so familiar. But could not get any match on checking keys at Vitaceae and going through images/ comparative images at Cayratia, Tetrastigma and Parthenocissus


Closest I can go is Parthenocissus semicordata as per images and details herein.
Pl. check with details and keys. 


 

 

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25062014GS1 Woody climber for ID from Chakrata-GSJUN06 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Woody climber from Chakrata was lying identified as Cayratia trifolia, but after comparing with my photographs from Delhi this seems to be totally different with leaflets entire along sides, with distinct cuneate base and broadest near top.
Kindl help in ID.


For the past few days I kept watching on leaves of  Cayratia trifolia and the leaflets are very variable indeed, from rounded to cuneate base and acute to obtuse or even rounded apex. But, didn’t find exact match.
One match found in http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Parthenocissus+henryana, but the plant should have 5 leaflets. Based on this, far-fetched imagination it may sound, can it be Parthenocissus semicordata (Wallich) Planch. (V. himalayana Brand.)? 


Incidentally I have already identified Vitis himalayana in a thread I am not able to locate. Here is image. Attachments (2)


The plant looks closer to Parthenocissus semicordata which is the common and large climber in temperate areas.


Vitis himalayana (Royle) Brandis is the synonym of Parthenocissus semicordata (Wall.) Planch, which I have already got identified. I am seeking identification of plant uploaded in second mail of this thread, details in first mail.


Closest I can go is Parthenocissus semicordata as per images and details herein.
Pl. check with details and keys. 


Nowhere near P. semicordata where leaf bases of two lateral leaflets are semicordate, terminal cuneate, all three narrowed towards tip, margins toothed. Here all three leaflets are similar, cuneate towards base, broadest near top, margin entire.


If you see carefully, margins are not entire in your images.
Pl. also check with GBIF specimens like
  

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