Cissampelos pareira

Scientific name: Cissampelos pareira L.
Synonym: Cissampelos cordata Ruiz
Botanical family: MENISPERMACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • pat chwal

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Climbing shrub up to 5 m long.  Leaf alternate, simple, entire, hairy, rounded, cordate or peltate, 2-12 cm x 2-10 cm, petioles 3-7 cm long; male inflorescence a panicle, female inflorescence a simple cyme; male flowers white tinged maroon female flowers clustered in axils of rounded bracts; fruit a red drupe 4-5 mm long.







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