Ampelocissus imperialis (Miq.) Planch., Monogr. Phan. 5: 408 (1887)
Species name meaning 'imperial'.
Vitis imperialis Miq.
Liana with deeply grooved stem. Stipules present but dropped early. Leaves alternate, with leaf opposed inflorescences and
tendrils on the side; large, heart shaped, deeply cordate, tri-veined leaves with waivy to slightly cusped
margin and yellow-golden lower surface and petioles. Inflorescence branched.
Up to 1000 m elevation. Usually on open places in the forest, or forest edges.