Cissus hypoglauca A.Gray

Jungle Grape

U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 1: 272 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Large woody climber, new growth rusty-pubescent; tendrils 2-branched. Leaves usually palmately 5-foliolate, leaflets elliptic to obovate or ovate, 3–15 cm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex acuminate, base obtuse, margins entire or sparsely toothed, upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface glaucous and often pubescent; petiole usually 2–4 cm long; petiolules 5–20 mm long. Umbels of inflorescences 3–7 cm long. Calyx merging into the very short, indistinct pedicel, calyx lobes to c. 0.5 mm long, rounded, much wider than long; petals elliptic, 2–3 mm long, yellow. Berry globose, c. 10 mm diam., purple. Flowers mostly spring and summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF. Also Qld, NSW. New Guinea. In Victoria, confined to warm-temperate rain-forest communities east of Lakes Entrance (an old collection labelled 'Dandenong Ranges' almost certainly mislabelled). The vines sometimes almost entirely cover the tree canopy (typically Syzygium smithii).

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Vitaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2014-09-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Vitales
family Vitaceae
genus Cissus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cissus hypoglauca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cissus hypoglauca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory