(Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb., Vitaceae
Present on Pacific Islands? no
Primarily a threat at high elevations? no
Risk assessment results: Evaluate, score: 2 (Go to the risk assessment)
Other Latin names: Cissus lanceolaria Roxb.; Cissus leucostaphyla Dennst.; Tetrastigma lanceolarium Planch.
Description: "Whole plant except the inflorescence glabrous; stems sometimes boldly tuberculate. Leaves usually 3-foliolate, sometimes pedately 5-foliolate; common petiole 2 to 5 inches long; leaflets softly coriaceous, oblong to elliptic-oblong, tapering to each end, sometimes obovate-oblong, always shortly caudate-acuminate and the edges with remote shallow teeth; main nerves 6 to 10 pairs, spreading, slightly winged on the lower surface; length 4.5 to 6 inches, breath 1.75 to 2.75 inches, petiolules .4 to .75 inches. Cymes axillary, puberulous, spreading, about 1.5 inches across, on peduncles shorter than themselves. Tendrils rather short, forked. Flowers 4-merous, the stigma 4-lobed. Fruit globose-ovoid, as large as a cherry, white when ripe, pulpy, 1- or 2-seeded; the seeds compressed, concave on one surface, rugulose. (King, 1896; p. 395).
Habitat/ecology: (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)
Native range: Southern and southeastern Asia (GRIN).
Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
|Malaysia (country of)||
||U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)|
|Singapore (Republic of)||
||Chong, Kwek Yan/Tan, Hugh T. W./Corlett, Richard T. (2009) (p. 86)|