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Vitis flexuosa Thunb. in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 332. 1794, var. parvifolia (Roxb.) Gagnepain in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 103. 1911. V. parvifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 475. 1824; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 652. 1875.

Garh.: Barain

Slender climbing shrubs; branches slender, terete, striate, glabrous; tendrils up to 10 cm long, branched. Leaves ovate to 3-lobed, 5-8 x 3-6 cm, acuminate at apex, truncate to cordate at base, dentate-serrate at margins, membranous, hairy in the axils of nerves beneath, otherwise glabrous; petioles 1.5-4 cm long. Inflorescences bifurcated panicles with flowers arranged in umbellate facicles, 3-7 cm long. Flowers ca 2 mm long; pedicels slender, 2-4 mm long. Stamens ca 2 mm long. Disc membranous, restricted to base of ovary. Ovary ca 1 mm across. Berries globose, 5-7 mm across, 2-4 -seeded. Seeds obovoid. ca 4.5 x 3 mm.

Fl. & Fr. : March - Aug.

Distrib. India: Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam and Manipur.

Pakistan, Nepal and China.

Notes. The fruits are edible.

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