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Tetrastigma campylocarpum (Kurz) Planchon in DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 437. 1887. Vitis campylocarpa Kurz in J. As. Soc. Bengal 41: 302. 1872; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 657. 1875. Tetrastigma alcicorne Haines in Kew Bull. 67. 1920. Vitis alcicorne (Haines) Haines., Bot. Bihar, Orissa 1: 205. 1921. Vitis parkeri Gagnepain ex Osm., For. Fl. Kumaon 120. 1927.

Lus.: Bepui rhui.

Climbing shrubs; bark rough, corky; branches terete; tendrils simple. Leaves 3-6-foliolate, leathery, glabrous; petioles 1-3 cm long, swollen at base; leaflets elliptic to obovate, 8-15 x 4.5-8 cm, abrupt-acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, distant-serrate at margins; petiolules 1-3 mm long. Inflorescences lax, subcorymbose cymes, 7-10 cm long, pubescent; peduncles 1-3 cm long. Flowers ca 1.5 mm long; pedicels ca 2 mm long. Calyx cupular, truncate, rusty pubescent. Petals slightly incurved at apex, ca 1 x 0.8 mm, rusty pubescent. Anthers oblong. Ovary conical, ca 0.7 mm long; stigma sessile, 4-lobed. Berries oblong-ovoid, 10-15 x 6-8 mm, reddish to black, 1-2-seeded. Seeds oblong- ellipsoid, 10-14 x 3-5 mm, mucronate at base, transversely striate on sides; adaxial surface with a linear groove with raphe; abaxial surftlce with two longitudinal ridges forming a groove with an oblong chalaza.

Fl. & Fr. : Nov. - May.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Bangladesh, Myanmar and China (Yunnan).

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