Ampelocissus indica

Ampelocissus indica (L.) Planch., Vigne Amer. Vitic. Eur. 8: 375 1884. (Syn: Ampelocissus arnottiana Planch.; Ampelopsis indica (L.) Blume; Cissus indica (L.) Walp.; Vitis indica L.);

S-India (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;
 
 

Scandent shrub; branches striate, ferruginous-wooly. Leaves simple, broadly ovate, sometimes angled, cordate at base, dentate-serrate at margin with teeth hardened at tip, acuminate at apex, coriaceous, glabrescent above, ferruginous-hairy beneath; petioles 2-8 cm long. Inflorescences dense racemes of umbels; primary branch ca 1 cm long; racemes 3-5 x ca 1 cm; peduncles to 5 cm long; tendrils simple, ca 10 cm long. Flowers reddish brown; pedicels ca 2 mm long. Calyx saucer-like, entire, glabrous. Petals oblong-ovate, ca 2 mm long, glabrous. Disc elongate, covering most of ovary, 5-furrowed. Berries globose; seeds suborbicular in outline, mucronate at base, ca 7 x 5.5 mm, with a longitudinal ridge and a broad groove on either side on adaxial surface and an elliptic chalazal knot and very fine fissures radiating towards margin on abaxial surface.
Flowering and fruiting: March-September
Semi-evergreen forests
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
 
 
 
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ANDEC74 Ampelocissus indica : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
Agumbe, Karnataka
26th December 2014


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Agumbe :: Ampelocissus indica :: DVJAN70 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Agumbe ... Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 26 DEC 2014 ... Altitude: about 700 m asl
Ampelocissus indica Planch. ... (family: Vitaceae) 
Beautiful!
 
 
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Anshi Ghat ... Karnataka
Date: 25 MAY 2013 ... Altitude: 340 - 380 m asl 
Ampelocissus indica (L.) Planch. ... (family: Vitaceae) 
 
via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > Ampelocissus indica (L.) Planch. ... family: Vitaceae  
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
am-pel-oh-SISS-us -- Greek: ampelos (vine) and Latin: cissus (ivy) ... Dave's Botanary
IN-dih-kuh or in-DEE-kuh -- of or from India ... Dave's Botanary 
commonly known asred-stemmed wild grape-vine • Kannadaಚೆಂಬಳ್ಳಿ chemballiತಾಮ್ರವಲ್ಲಿ tamravalli • Malayalamചെന്പറവള്ളി cenparavalli • Marathiरान द्राक्ष ran draksha • Tamilசம்பாரவல்லி campara-valli • Tuluಚೆಂಬಳ್ಳಿ chemballi 
botanical namesAmpelocissus indica (L.) Planch. ... synonymVitis indica L. ... The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.  
Excellent photograph..
 
 
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ANAPR19 Ampelocissus indica (L.) Planch. : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2) 
Family: Vitaceae
Date: 5th April 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Climber
Flowers and leaves can be seen at this post.

 
 
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