Hairy Wild Grape
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Hairy Wild Grape
ative Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Hairy Wild Grape
Botanical name: Ampelocissus tomentosa    Family: Vitaceae (Grape family)
Synonyms: Vitis tomentosa

Hairy Wild Grape is a climbing shrub with branchlets and leaves densely woolly. Leaves are 15 x 15 cm, broadly ovate, 3-5-lobed, lobes acute, base heart-shaped, toothed, densely floccose beneath, basally 5-nerved, tendrils branched; stalk up to 6 cm, floccose. Flowers are bonre in many branched cymes, carried on stalks up to 7 cm. Flowers are 5-merous, reddish, sepals 1 mm, triangular, woolly, petals 2 mm, ovate, hairless, disc prominent; stamens 5; ovary conical, stigma sessile. Hairy Wild Grape is found in Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.

Identification credit: Ganesh Babu, Anurag Sharma Photographed at Taralu Estate, Bangalore.

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