Cissus verticillata

Scientific name: Cissus verticillata (L.) Nicolson & C. E. Jarvis
Synonym: Cissus sicyoides L.
Botanical family: VITACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • bejuco caro


  • lyann mòl

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Climbing plant up to 20 m or more, glabrous with tendril; stem cylindrical often with hanging roots, branches articulate.  Leaves alternate, simple, oblong to ovate, 5-15 cm x 7.5 cm, hairy to smooth, with slightly dentate edge. Inflorescence a cyme two-three times branched; flowers light yellow; fruits a berry, purple-black, 8-10 mm long, with a single seed.








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