Tetracera scandens (L.) Merr.

(syn: Delima aspera (Lour.) Blanco; Delima frangulifolia C.Presl; Delima hebecarpa DC.; Delima piripu DC.; Delima scandens (L.) Burkill; Delima tripetala Nees & Blume; Tetracera aspera (Lour.) Raeusch.; Tetracera fragrans Ridl.’ Tetracera hebecarpa (DC.) Boerl.; Tetracera loureiroi (Finet & Gagnep.) Pierre ex Craib; Trachytella actaea DC.; Trachytella aspera (Lour.) DC.; Trachytella calligonum DC.; Traxilisa aspera (Lour.) Raf.; Calligonum asperum Lour.; Persicaria piripu (DC.) M.R.Almeida; Actaea aspera Lour.);

Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;


Large climbing or creeping lianas, about 30-60 ft long. Bark thin, flaky, reddish brown. Stems about 4-6 cm thick. Leaves simple, obovate-oblong, oblong-elliptic or narrow ovate, 6-16 x 3-7 cm across, base acute to obtuse, margins subentire or faintly undulate or serrate, apex obtuse or rounded to acute, coriaceous, leathery, dark green shining above, glaucous beneath, lateral veins 8-12 on either side of the midrib, almost parallel, impressed above, more prominent on midrib, prominent on the veins beneath, petioles stout, about 1-2 cm long. Inflorescence axillary or terminal panicles, about 10-25 cm long, peduncles slender, slightly pubescent, about 0.5-2.5 cm long, Flowers bisexual, white, yellow, about 5-8 mm across, Calyx 4-5 toothed, sepals ovate, green or reddish green, imbricate, persistant, scabrid outside, often reflexed in fruit, Corolla 3 lobed, petals white or greenish white, about 3-5 x 2-4 cm across, Stamens free, numerous, filaments free, anthers linear. Carpels 1-2, glabrous, densely pubescent, styles curved, Fruits dry dehiscent pseudocarps, follicles globose, hairy, green, reddish brown, and black when ripe, about 1-0.6 cm in diameter, with tip of 1-3 mm long, seeds ovoid, about 4 x 3 mm across, shining black, aril about 2-3 mm long, fimbriate.

Dry thickets.

Local Distribution: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh. Global Distribution: Asia: China, India, Malaysia.

(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India. Indian Bioreso… as per India Biodiversity Portal)


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Id please, from Doldoli reserve forest, Karbi Anglong (Assam)

3 images.


What about Habitat and habit characters …, It’s  Dilleniaceae member, Tetracera  sp.,


Its wild woody creeper.


Thanks, …, for the wonderful id.
Hi, …, What are the species reported from your ?
It may be Tetracera scandens as per

Fire vine (Tetracera nordtiana) ? please check .


Is it listed in Assam?


No, it’s not.listed,  Listed vine is  Tetracera scandens (L.) Merr. (Dilleneaceae), thanks a lot


 

 

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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life (Tetracera sarmentosa subsp. sarmentosa)  The Plant List Ver.1.1   GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  India Biodiversity Portal  Wikimedia Commons

http://tropical.theferns.info/image.php?id=Tetracera+scandens

http://www.phytoimages.siu.edu/cgi-bin/dol/dol_terminal.pl?taxon_name=Tetracera&rank=genus

https://www.naturalmedicinefacts.info/plant/tetracera-scandens.html

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