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Cissus sterculiifolia (Vitaceae)

This upland rainforest grape vine has very distinctive characters. The compound leaves with three leaflets (ie trifoliate leaf) and in particular on the underside of each leaflet there are domatia (cavernous-like structures) that is found at the midrib-secondary vein junctions. … Continue reading

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Cayratia japonica (Vitaceae)

A native rainforest grapevine with a dark reputation. It is called the Bushkiller. I must confess that all the times I have seen it, which would be in Wet eucalypt forest, I never got any impression that this grapevine would … Continue reading

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Cissus penninervis (Vitaceae)

That this vine is a member of the grape family may not be instantly apparent. For one thing, it does not seem to produce tendrils very abundantly (I actually had to look a bit hard before I found tendrils), and … Continue reading

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Cissus hypoglauca (Vitaceae)

Leaf undersides A rather attractive and vigorous climber of rainforest, this grape relative is among one of the more distinctive of native grape-vines, with their palmately arranged 5-leaflets with very clearly glaucous undersides. More on this when I see flowers … Continue reading

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