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  Cissus nodosa Blume
  Family Name : Vitaceae

  Synonyms : Vitis nodosa

  Common Names : Grape Ivy, Javanese Treebine

 
Grape Ivy,Javanese Treebine
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Shrubby
      Maximum Height :
      20 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, India
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Critically Endangered (CR))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      [Others]: Fast-growing, vigorous vine from grape family suitable for covering trellises and overhead landscape structures. Attractive glossy leaves. Notable for producing reddish tendrils that hang down from plant like a curtain. Species epithet 'nodosa' means having obvious nodes, perhaps a reference to the tendrils arising from stem nodes.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bird-Attracting
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Associated with: Seeds dispersed by birds that eat berries.)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Fast
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate
      Pruning :
      Prune to keep plant from climbing over nearby trees.
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Foliar Modification :
      Foliar Tendril
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate; Oblong; Cordate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Crenate
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Foliar Base :
      Cuneate, Cordate
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Notophyll ( 20.25cm2 - 45 cm2 )
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Bark Colour(s) :
      Greyish green
      Mature Bark Texture :
      [Remarks] (Greyish-green bark densely covered by rusty-red spots)
      Stem Type & Modification :
      Herbaceous
      Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple, Red
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Flower Size :
      Remarks (4mm across)
      Inflorescence Type :
      Cyme
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Red
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)

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