Cissus repens

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Cissus repens
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Cissus
Species: C. repens
Binomial name
Cissus repens
Lam.

Cissus repens is a species of tropical rainforest vine in the grape family. It is found in various parts of Asia including Malesia. This vine is recorded as far south as Cape York Peninsula and the wet tropics region of north eastern Queensland, Australia.[1] It has heart shaped leaves, near them on the stem is the tendril. The specific epithet repens is from the Latin, meaning “creeping”.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Cissus repens". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 16 Mar 2013.