Berchemia scandens

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Rattan vines
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Berchemia
Species: B. scandens
Binomial name
Berchemia scandens
(Hill) K. Koch[1]

Berchemia scandens, the Rattan vine or Alabama supplejack, is a species of climbing plant in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. It is native to the central and southern parts of the United States.

The strong, supple stem of the plant, which can be up to 15 cm in diameter, is often used for wickerwork.[2]

It is not related to the Asian rattan palms, which shares its common name.[3][2]


  1. ^ "Berchemia scandens (Hill) K.Koch". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Berchemia scandens". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Berchemia scandens (Hill) K. Koch". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 4 December 2016.