Sageretia hamosa (Wall.) Brongn.
Brongniart, A.T. de (1827) Annales des Sciences Naturelles 10: 360.
Vine stem diameters to 8 cm recorded. Plant climbing by means of modified branches and by large recurved hooks.
Fruits globose, about 8-12 mm diam. Perianth remnants sometimes present at the base. Seeds usually one or two per fruit. Seeds flattened, about 6-8 x 5-6 mm, notched at the apex or on the side towards the apex. Endosperm scanty. Cotyledons about 4.5 x 4 mm, distinctly bilobed at the apex. Radicle about 1 mm long.
Cotyledons about 7 x 5 mm, the apex deeply emarginate or bilobed, base +/- attenuate except for a slight lobe on each side. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- elliptical, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin serrate with more than 50 teeth on each side. Leaf blade about 9-10 x 3-4 cm. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Stipules linear, about 3-4 mm long. Seed germination time 42 days.
Occurs in NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1000 m. Usually grows in well developed upland rain forest particularly the drier more seasonal forests. Also occurs in China, Vietnam to India and the Philippines.