Vitis pentagona (PROSEA)

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Vitis pentagona Diels & Gilg

Family: Vitaceae

Vernacular names

  • Cambodia: tra det
  • Vietnam: nhotiá, tiên dó.


China, Indo-China.


Fruit is edible, giving a bad wine but a good vinegar.


  • Climbing vine with interrupted tendrils and long-petioled simple leaves.
  • Fruit a globose berry, 1 cm diameter, bluish-black.

Flowering in May-June, fruiting in September.

Selected sources

  • Lecomte, M.H. & Gagnepain, F. (Editors), 1907-1950. Flore générale de l'Indo-Chine. 7 Volumes and supplements. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.


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