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Cayratia anemonifolia (Zipp. ex Miq.) Suesseng. ex Suesseng. in Mitt., Bot. Staatssamml. Munchen 1: 352. 1953. Vitis anenionifolia Zipp. ex Miq. in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1: 80. 1863.


Slender climbing shrubs; branches obscurely angular, pubescent, greyish green; tendrils branched, puberulous. Leaves 5-7-foliolate, pedate, pubescent; petioles 5-6 cm long, puberulous; stipules persistent, scarious in older branches; terminal leaflets ovate-subrotund, 5-6.5 x 3.5 cm, shrotly acuminate at apex, rounded at base, serrate at margins, with 5-7 pairs of lateral nerves; petiolules 1-1.5 cm long; lateral leaflets 2.5-4 x 1.5-3 cm, oblique at base, margins and apex as in terminal leaflets, Inflorescences dichotomous, cymose, 5 - 6 cm long, pubescent; peduncles ca 3 cm long, pubescent. Flowers 3-3-5 mm long; pedicels 4-5 mm long, fleshy. Calyx 4-lobed with thin margin, puberulous. Petals ovate-lanceolate, ca 2.5 mm long, acute, hooded, puberulous. Stamens 1.5 mm long; anthers oblong. Disc entire, fleshy, enclosing ovary. Ovary ca 1.5 mm across; style 0.5 mm long; stigma minute. Berries ca 1 cm across, 2-4-seeded. Seeds ellipsoid, ca 6 x 5 mm, adaxial surface with a circular pit.

Fl. & Fr. : April - Oct.

Distrib. India: Evergreen forests, between 500-1800 m. Tamil Nadu.

Indonesia (Timor).




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