Cardiospermum grandiflorum

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Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Cardiospermum grandifl Gomera flower.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Cardiospermum
C. grandiflorum
Binomial name
Cardiospermum grandiflorum
  • Cardiospermum barbicule Baker
  • Cardiospermum coluteoides Kunth
  • Cardiospermum duarteanum Cambess.
  • Cardiospermum elegans Kunth[2]
  • Cardiospermum grandiflorum fo. elegans (Kunth) Radlk.
  • Cardiospermum grandiflorum fo. hirsutum (Willd.) Radlk.
  • Cardiospermum grandiflorum var. hirsutum Hiern
  • Cardiospermum hirsutum Willd.
  • Cardiospermum hispidum Kunth
  • Cardiospermum inflatum Vell.
  • Cardiospermum macrophyllum Kunth
  • Cardiospermum pilosum Vell.
  • Cardiospermum velutinum Hook. & Arn.
  • Cardiospermum vesicarium Humb.

Cardiospermum grandiflorum, commonly known as balloon vine, heart pea or heart seed,[3] is a species of climbing plant native to eastern Argentina and Brazil.[1] It was described by Olof Swartz and is in the family Sapindaceae.[1] The species can grow over 10 m (33 ft) long and it has small white flowers.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Cardiospermum grandiflorum". BioNET-EAFRINET. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ Kunth Nov. Gen. Sp. (quarto ed.) 5: 99, t. 439 1821
  3. ^ "Cardiospermum grandiflorum". Invasives. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Balloon Vine". North Coast Weeds. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Balloon vine (Cardiospermum grandiflorum)". Eurobodalla Shire Council. Retrieved 7 October 2014.