Cissus javana (PROSEA)
Cissus javana DC.
- Family: Vitaceae
- Cissus discolor Blume,
- Vitis discolor (Blume) Dalz.
- Indonesia: mirah (Java), beubeureuman (West Java), rabet dara (Madura)
- Philippines: mangangaria (Marinduque)
- Thailand: dattakua-thao (Bangkok), kham-daeng, lang-daeng (peninsular)
- Vietnam: hồ dằng hai màu.
From India to southern China, including South-East Asia, wild and cultivated.
The sour leaves and young shoots are eaten mixed with other vegetables. Also planted as an ornamental. Medicinally the leaves are used against stomachache.
A twining shrub up to 15 m long, with bifid tendrils. Leaves distichous, petiolate, ovate to oblong to lanceolate with cordate or truncate base, 5.5-25 cm × 2.5-21 cm, above green with greyish-green blotches, beneath dark red, rarely green. In moderately shady localities up to 1200 m altitude.
7, 61, 66.