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The berries by Murray Fagg, Lucidcentral.org.

Author: Ferdinand J. H.von Mueller, 1859
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  New South Wales and Queensland, Australia
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  Cream or yellow-green 
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Pepper vine, Small-leaf grape, Small-leaf Water Vine.
Synonyms:  Might be: Clematicissus opaca, Betsy Rivers Jackes & Paterson
Rossetto, 2006.
Vitis opaca
, Benth, 1863.
This member of the Vitaceae was described by Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller in 1859. It is found in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. It grows in sand with some water and not too much sun. The vines will reach for 6 meters, the flowers are crème to green. The caudex will stop growing when exposed, like many others. I hope to learn more...

The generic name is derived from the Greek word κισσος kissos, meaning 'ivy'. The species name means 'dark, with a dull surface'.

Seen in IPNI as an Ampelidaceae.


Photo by Mark Marathon, Wikipedia.org.