Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Tetrastigma pisicarpum (Zipp. ex Miq.) Planch.

Click/tap on images to enlarge
Vine stem bark and vine stem transverse section. © CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. © CSIRO

Planchon, J.E. (1883) Monogr. Phan. 5 : 441.


Vine stem diameters to 6 cm recorded.


Compound leaves pedate or biternate. Leaflet blades about 5.5-13 x 2.5-6 cm, lateral leaflet stalks about 0.5-2 cm long, terminal leaflet stalks about 3-6.5 cm long. 'Oil dots' numerous, streaky and irregular in shape, visible with a lens.


Male flowers: Inflorescence more than 6 cm long. Female flowers: Ovary 2-locular. Ovules 2 per locule.


Fruits about 8-9 x 6-7 mm. Seeds about 5-6 x 6-7 mm. Fide Jackes (1989).


Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m. Grows in monsoon forest or the drier more seasonal rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea and other parts of Malesia.

Vitis pisicarpa Zipp. ex Miq., Ann. Mus. Lugd. bat. 1: 79(1863), Type: New Guinea, Zippelius; iso: L. Fide Jackes (1989) Austrobaileya 3: 157.
RFK Code
Copyright © CSIRO 2020, all rights reserved.