Native Grape (species: Ampelocissus acetosa) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ampelocissus acetosa
Native Grape

©Anne Hoggett: Young leaves of Ampelocissus acetosa at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Young leaves of Ampelocissus acetosa at Lizard Island. The leaves are bipinnate. The terminal leaflet is single. The two side leaflets each have 3-5 sub-leaflets.

©Anne Hoggett: Leaves and unripe fruits of Ampelocissus acetosa at Lizard Island, Jan 2019.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Vitales
Family Vitaceae
Genus Ampelocissus
Species Ampelocissus acetosa



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



The leaves of Lizard Island specimens are pointed rather than rounded as shown in many web images of this species including Atlas of Living Australia and Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants, both accessed 20 Jan 2019.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.