Cissus pallida (Wight & Arn.) Steud.
Vitis pallida Wight & Arn.
Vitis adnata Wall.
Cissus vitiginea sensu Roxb.
Family: Vitaceae - Grape family
Growth Habit: Woody climber
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Alianga lata, Bhatia-lota.
Tribal Name: Isswarmuli (Chakma), Romo-way, La Oye Raa, Oo La Pa (Marma), Mach toi kitab (Tripura).
Large woody climbers with sulcate branches. Inflorescence and leaves beneath covered with orange red tomentum. Tendrils forked, woolly. Leaves simple, ovate to orbicular. Cymes umbellate on leaf opposed tomentose peduncle. Berries obovoid, bluish-black.
The crushed leaves of Aristolochia tagala and Cissus adnata are applied to affected areas, and tied in place with a piece of cloth, for the treatment of tumours (Chakma). Leaf poultice is used to treat boils and buboes. Stems are used for jaundice by the Chakma in Khagrachari.
The roots [together with 17 other plants (see Typhonium trilobatum)] are used to prepare a paste which is applied to the affected areas for the treatment of elephantiasis (Tripura).
Cissus adnata Roxb.
Common in the primary forests of Sylhet, Chittgong, Bandarban, Cox's Bazar, Khagrachari, Dhaka, Faridpur, Rajshahi and other northern districts.