|Etymology||Genus||Latin name for Ivy|
|Species||Spear-shaped; referring to the leaf shape|
|Synonyms||Vitis hastata (Miq.) Miq.|
|Common Names||Spear-Shaped Cissus|
|Native Distribution||India, Southeast Asia and Australia|
Cissus hastata is a common climber, with angular stems, usually reddish tendrils and prominent arrow-shaped leaves.
From Aguilar (2016), in Malaysia "the leaves are pounded and used to poultice boils, or are boiled and put on the abdomen for ague." While in Thailand, the "leaves, stems, or fruits are used for coughs, as an expectorant and as an anti-emetic."
Climbing over a shrub at Yishun Ave 1, 2019.
Alternate leaf arrangement.
Angular stem and red tendrils.
Aguilar NO (2016) Cissus hastata (PROSEA). Plant Resources of South East Asia. https://uses.plantnet-project.org/en/Category:PROSEA. Accessed on 7-Feb-2019.