Ampelocissus acetosa (F.Muell.) Planch.
Planchon, J.E. (1885) La Vigne Americaines 9: 96.
Native Grape; Grape, Native
Vine stem diameters to 3 cm recorded.
Leaves pedate with 7-9 leaflets. Leaflets about 4-12 x 2-6 cm, middle leaflet usually slightly larger than the other leaflets, leaflet stalks about 0.3-2 cm long. Lateral veins about 4-9 on each side of the midrib. Stipules persistent, broad-based, about 1.5 mm long, much wider than long. Tendrils simple (unbranched) leaf-opposed.
Inflorescence leaf-opposed, produced on a tendril well back from the coiled section of the tendril. Flowers about 3.5 mm diam. Calyx tube 5-lobed, the lobes small and inconspicuous, the calyx tube plus lobes about 0.5 mm long. Petals about 2 x 0.7 mm. Stamens about 1-2 mm long, filaments about 0.75-1 mm long, anthers about 0.3-0.5 mm long. Stigma +/- sessile. Ovules 2 per locule.
This plant used medicinally by Aborigines, the juice used for bite of death adder. Cribb (1981).