Tetrastigma voinierianum (Baltet) Pierre ex Gagnepain
Common Name: Chestnut Vine, Lizard Plant
Family: Vitaceae Juss.
Country of Origin: Laos
Description: Coarse, stout, rampant vine, young stems and petioles oftendensely tawny-pilose to woolly; leaflets mostly five, 4-8 inches long, usually rhombic, weakly serrate to crenate-serrate, puberulent to tomentose beneath, petioles 4-12 inches long; sepals lacking or very short.
Bearing 'pearl bodies' on the lower leaflet and stipular surfaces which are used by visiting ant species.
Rafflesia kerri is parasitic on Tetrastigma vines.
Culture: Propagate via semi ripe cuttings, provide heat and high humidity and a well drained mix. Tends to rot when under mist.