Cissus nodosa Blume., Catalogus 39. (1823)

Latin for 'knot', referring to the knotted stem.

Cissus glaberrima (Wall.) Planch.
Vitis glaberrima Wall.
Vitis nodosa (Blume) Miq.

Large lianas. Leaves oblong-ovate, 6-18 cm long, 2.5-7 cm wide, margins with opposed teeth, apex acuminate, base cuneate, truncate, or rounded. Flowers in reddish purple cymes; petals reddish violet, green toward apex, ca. 4 mm long; nectary disk pale yellow, deeply lobed, margins thick, recurved. Berries dark red, 2-2.5 cm in diameter

Dry areas, ridges, rocks, secondary forests, open sites in primary forest (when young). Near sea level.

Andamans and Nicobar Islands, Malaysia, Indonesia to West Pacific. Introduced in Hawaii.

Local names
Grape Ivy, Javanese treebine (English).