Pterisanthes cissioides Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 193 193 (1825)
Species name meaning 'similar to the genus Cissus another genus in the Vitaceae.
Vitis cissioides (Blume) Backer
Liana with tendrils. Leaves alternate, compound with three leaflets, the wto side leaflets with asymmetric base.
The plant has a very strange leaflike inflorescence wich hangs down from a long stalk. Small sessile white
flowers are placed on the leaf-like surface and eventually develop into green berries placed on the bright
red surface of the leaf-like structure. Along the edge of the leaf-like structure male flowers are placed
on long stalks.
Swampy areas and alluvial sites in forests.
Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo.