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Cissus nodosa Blume, Catalogus 39. 1823 & Bijdr. 182. 1825. Vitis nodosa (Blume) Miq. Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Batav. 1: 87. 1863.

Climbing shrubs; branches angular, striate, glabrous, tendrils simple. Leaves oblong-elliptic, 8-12 x 4-5 cm, acuminate at apex, rounded at base, faint-serrate at margins, coriaceous, glabrous; petioles ca 2 cm long, glabrous. Infructescences umbellate cymes, ca 5 cm long; fruiting peduncles ca 1 cm long. Berries subglobose, 8-10 mm across, 1 (-2)-seeded; fruiting pedicels ca 1 cm long. Seeds obovoid, slightly compressed laterally, apiculate at base, ca 9 x 7 mm, smooth except for the longitudinally encircling ridged raphe and a linear shallow pit on either side of it near base.

Fr. Jan. - March.

Distrib. India : Andaman Islands.


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