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Cissampelos parriera L.; pet te tum; velvet leaf

Liana, woody towards the base; leaves alternate, simple, nearly round but with cordate base and notched (retuse) apex; dioecious; flowers small, greenish, in the axils of reduced leaves; fruits small red drupes.

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Standley (1931) reports that the plant is employed as a diuretic and to treat a variety of genito-urinary tract disorders; also, to treat snake bites. Listed as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981).