Synonyms: Vitis lanceolaria
Other names: Tundror-rik
Bherseri is a plant of Indian origin.
It grows all over
A large evergreen climber ascending upto 18 m.
Flowers of bherseri
Leaves 3 to 5-foliate, somewhat fleshy leaflets, petioles 2.5 to 6 cm long, leaflets stalked 7-13 by 3-5 cm, oblong lanceolate, irregularly cserrate, glabrous.
Fruit a berry, 1.5 cm wide, globose, 2-4 seeded, cream coloured at ripening, edible.
Seeds ellipsoid, obtusely angular on the face, rounded and with a single deep groove on the back.
The fruit is eaten fresh. It is also cooked with fish.
The leaves have medicinal value. A poultice of leaves is applied boils and cures them. The juice of bherseri plant is used in cough.
Though the fruits are eaten by local people and there are other uses of this plant besides edible fruits, but still it is not cultivated. However, it should be possible to propagate it by seed as well as from cuttings.