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Cissus antarctica
KANGAROO IVY

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Family: VitaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: GRAPE FAMILY
Habit: Woody vine [shrub]; tendrils opposite leaves. Stem: generally lenticelled. Leaf: alternate, simple or compound, petioled, deciduous; stipules generally deciduous. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, generally opposite leaf, peduncled. Flower: generally bisexual, radial; sepals generally reduced, generally fused, lobes 0 or 5; petals generally 5, free, reflexed, falling individually, or adherent at tips, +- erect, falling as unit, +- red or +- yellow; stamens generally 5, opposite petals; nectaries 0 or between stamens as +- free glands; ovary 1, superior, chambers generally 2(4), style 1 or 0, stigma inconspicuous or head-like. Fruit: berry. Seed: 1--6.
Genera In Family: 15 genera, +- 800 species: especially warm regions; some cultivated (Cissus, grape ivy; Parthenocissus, Virginia creeper; Vitis, grape).
eFlora Treatment Author: Eric B. Wada & M. Andrew Walker, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: CissusView Description 

Common Name: TREEBINE
Stem: bark not peeling; stem center white, not partitioned at nodes; tendril tips generally without adhering disks. Leaf: simple [compound; leaflets 3--5], serrate [entire]. Inflorescence: cyme or panicle. Flower: calyx green, lobes shallow; petals free, green; nectaries raised above ovary. Seed: 1--4, obovoid.
Species In Genus: 350 species: temperate, tropics. Etymology: (Greek: ivy)

Cissus antarctica Venten.
WAIF
Stem: tendrils unbranched. Leaf: tomentose in youth, generally glabrous in age. Flower: petals 4. Fruit: 8--15 mm, black. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Uncommon. Roadsides; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Australia, exotic worldwide. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Eric B. Wada & M. Andrew Walker
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Citation for this treatment: Eric B. Wada & M. Andrew Walker 2016. Cissus antarctica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88939, accessed on December 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 05, 2016.


Geographic subdivisions for Cissus antarctica:
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Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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