Chamissoa altissima

Scientific name: Chamissoa altissima (Jacq.) Kunth
Synonym: Achyranthes altissima Jacq.
Botanical family: AMARANTHACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • lyann panye

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Low weedy shrub or climbing vine up to 25 m with stem ca. 3 cm thick, older stems ribbed. Leaves alternate, elliptical to lanceolate 6-14 cm x 8 cm; inflorescence a panicle; flowers, greenish-yellow, 3-4 mm.; fruit a 1-seeded utricle (bladder- like), seeds black, discoid, enveloped in a blue translucent aril.










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