Botanical name: Tetrastigma leucostaphylum Family: Vitaceae (Grape family)
Synonyms: Vitis leucostaphylum, Tetrastigma leucostaphylum, Cissus leucostaphyla
Indian Chestnut Vine is a climber which is hairless except the inflorescence. Stems are sometimes boldly tuberculate. Leaves are usually 3-foliolate, sometimes pedately 5-foliolate; common petiole 2-5 inches long. Leaflets are softly leathery, oblong to elliptic-oblong, tapering to each end, sometimes obovate-oblong, always shortly caudate-acuminate and the edges with remote shallow teeth; main nerves 6 to 10 pairs, spreading, slightly winged on the lower surface, length 4.5-6 inches, breadth 1.75-2.75 inches, petiolules 0.4-0.75 inches. Flowers are borne in cymes in leaf axils, hairy, spreading, about 1.5 inches across, on peduncles shorter than themselves. Tendrils are rather short, forked. Flowers are 4-merous, the stigma 4-lobed. Fruit globose-ovoid, as large as a cherry, white when ripe, pulpy, 1- or 2-seeded; the seeds compressed, concave on one surface, rugulose. Indian Chestnut Vine is found in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Nepal, Sri Lanka and SE Asia.
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