Ripogonum album (Ripogonaceae)

Ripogonum album

This rainforest climber is known as the White Supplejack. It is an exceedingly common vine which can be confused with Smilax vines. The White Supplejack however differs from Smilax in more consistently having opposite leaves and not having tendrils from the leaf petioles.

Ripogonum album

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I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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