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Tetrastigma hookeri (M. Lawson) Planchon in DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 428. 1887. Vitis hookeri M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 661. 1875.

Climbing shrubs; branches terete, striate, glaucous. Leaves 3-5 -foliolate; petioles 6-12 cm long, swollen and callose at base; terminal leaflets broadly elliptic or ovate, 14-16 x 6-7 cm, acuminate at apex, distantly crenate or subentire at margins, venation between secondary veins obscure; petiolules ca 2.5 cm long, callose; lateral leaflets 10-14 x 5-6 cm, otherwise as in terminal leaflets; petiolules ca 1 cm long, callose. Inflorescences subcorymbose cymes, 2-4 cm long, pubescent; peduncles 2-4 cm long, pubescent. Flowers 2-3 mm long; pedicels ca 2 mm long, pubescent. Calyx subtruncate to obscurely 4- lobed, pubescent. Petals hooded, 2-3 x 1.2 -1.5 mm, pubescent. Stamens ca 2.5 mm long; anthers ovoid. Ovary ca 1.5 mm across; stigma 4-lobed. Berries globose, ca 2 cm across, fleshy, 1-seeded. Seeds oblong-obovoid, 11-12 x 5-7 mm, transversely rugose on sides; adaxial surface with raphe on a ridge; abaxial surface with a clavate chalaza.

Fl. & Fr. : Sept. - May.

Distrib. India: Sikkim and Assam.

Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Malesia and Indonesia (Java).

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