Tetrastigma bracteolatum (Wall.) Planch., A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 428 (1887) (syn: Vitis bracteolata Wall.);
Central Himalaya to Myanmar: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal as per POWO;
Bhutan, India (Darjeeling, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya), Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mon, Sagaing), Nepal, Bangladesh as per CoL;

Large, woody, climbing shrubs; branches rough, furrowed, young parts hispid-pubescent or glabrous; tendrils branches. Leaves digitately compound, ternate; petiolules ca. 1 cm long; petioles ca. 15 cm long; lamina ca. 8-18 x 3.5-10 cm, ovate-obovate, cuneate or rounded at base, acuminate at apex, margin cuspidate-serrate, shining glabrous above, lighter colour and often pubescent along the midrib and nerves beneath; secondary nerves 6-8 pairs. Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, lax, divaricate cymes. Flowers ca. 0.3-0.4 cm long, yellowish green or reddish brown; pedicels ca. 1-3 mm long, glabrous; calyx angular, truncate to irregularly 5-lobed, glabrous; petals ca. 2.5-3.5 mm, oblong, hooded and with a linear 2-fid appendage at apex, glabrous; stamens ca. 2 mm long; ovary ca. 1.5 mm across; style stout; stigma subcapitate. Berries ca. 0.7-0.8 cm across, black when ripe, globose. Seeds 4, ca. 0.6 x0. 5 cm, black, adaxial surface keeled, abaxial surface with an elliptic chalazal knot.
In forests; bamboo forests; 500-600 m; common.
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal);

Bunch of fruits: 6 images.

This is from Pecharthal, North Tripura

Kindly identify.

Trifoliate ? Tetrastigma dubium (M.A.Lawson) Planch. ??

Seems you’re right

I checked the photo of Tetrastigma dubium on internet.
Kindly recheck the photos of bunch of fruits I sent.

You did not reply to my query “Trifoliate ?”

I think it appears more closer to Tetrastigma bracteolatum as per GBIF specimens- one and two compared to Tetrastigma dubium (M.A.Lawson) Planch. as per GBIF specimens- one and two.


Fruit in vine: 5 images.

This is from Pecharthal
It is a vine.
I request you to identify.

Appears to be some Embelia as per comparative images herein.

What are the species reported from the area?

Please check Tetrastigma sp also.

The leaves look compound.
Fruit in bunches.

Yes, it’s Tetrastigma sp. I agree with …

This appears to be Tetrastigma bracteolatum (Wall.) Planch. as per his earlier observations at Bunch of fruits



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  GBIF specimens- one and two (High resolution specimens)  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)


  1. robert weinhandl

    Happy New Year 2022
    Concerning seeds of the Tetrastigma species, whether it is possible to get seeds of different Tetrastigma because I am looking for seeds of Tetrastigma worldwide
    and it would be nice to get seeds
    Plant lovers for botanikt
    Kind regards

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