Cissus trifoliata

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Cissus
Species: C. trifoliata
Binomial name
Cissus trifoliata
(L.) L.[1]

Sicyos trifoliatus L. (basionym)[1][2]

Cissus trifoliata, known variously as possum-grape, sorrelvine, or vine-sorrel, is a New World plant species in the grape family. It is native to southern and central Florida in the U.S.; Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, and Tamaulipas in Mexico; Venezuela, Colombia and perhaps in Ecuador (Loja). It is also dispersed among some islands in the Caribbean (Aruba, Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c  Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:897. 1759 GRIN (September 12, 2005). "Cissus trifoliata information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ Species was originally published under the name Sicyos trifoliatus (Cucurbitaceae) in Species Plantarum 2: 1013. 1753 "Plant Name Details for Sicyos trifoliatus". IPNI. Retrieved July 11, 2010. Locality: Habitat in Jamaica.