Tetrastigma loheri (PROSEA)

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Plant Resources of South-East Asia
List of species

Tetrastigma loheri Gagnepain

Family: Vitaceae


  • Tetrastigma philippinense Merrill.

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: bariuatuat (Iloko).


The Philippines.


The fruits are edible. The sour leaves are used as flavouring.


  • Woody vine, climbing by means of simple tendrils.
  • Leaves compound with 3 leaflets.
  • Fruit a globose berry, about 1 cm diameter, juicy and sour.

In thickets and forests at low and medium altitudes.

Selected sources

  • Brown, W.H., 1951-1957. Useful plants of the Philippines. Reprint of the 1941-1943 ed. 3 Volumes. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Technical Bulletin 10. Bureau of Printing, Manila, the Philippines.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen