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Photo by Soumen Aditya


The flowers and an immature fruit.

Author: Carl Linnaeus, 1759
Family:  VITACEAE
Origin:  Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, USA, Venezuela
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  6-10 Metres
Flower:  Greenish White/White/Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Princess Vine, Millionaire Vine, Curtain Ivy
Synonyms:  Vitis vitiginea, W.Theob. var. sicyodes Kuntze, 1891. Cissus canescens Lam. 1792. Cissus compressicaulis Ruiz & Pav. 1798. Cissus umbrosa Kunth, 1822. Cissus elliptica Schltdl. & Cham. 1830. Cissus obtusata Benth.1844. Irsiola sicyoides Raf. 1838. Vitis sicyoides Morales, 1866. Cissus brevipes C.V. Morton & Standl.1937. Cissus verticillata Nicolson & C.E. Jarvis, 1984
This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus in 1759. It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, USA and Venezuela, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach six to ten metres in length. The flowers are from white over greenish to yellow.

The generic name is derived from the Greek word κισσος kissos, meaning 'ivy'. The species name means 'looking like Sicyos'.