Sunday, 4 August 2013

Snake Withe - Cissus verticillata

 Snake Withe - Cissus verticillata (synonym C. sicyoides), Vulnerable, Family: VITACEAE, glabrous subwoody vine, showing tendrils and leaf margins with minute teeth.  
Grand Cayman, June 1, 2005. It also occurs on Little Cayman & Cayman Brac.
Distribution: Florida, West Indies and continental tropical America, climbing on trees, rocks and fences.

Flowers and immature fruits. The berries are black when ripe. Grand Cayman Sept.3, 2006. 
Photos: Ann Stafford 
FLORA of the CAYMAN ISLANDS by George R. Proctor, 2012, page 473,  Plate 41.
CaymANNature Flora 

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