Cissus verticillata (L.) Nicolson & C.E.Jarvis

First published in Taxon 33: 727 (1984)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical America. It is a liana and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

Descriptions

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/170649642/192151185

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous subwoody vine; leaves simple, long-petiolate, the blades narrowly to broadly ovate, mostly 4–9 cm long, subacuminate at the apex, broadly wedge-shaped, truncate or shallowly cordate at the base, the margins with distant minute teeth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes shorter than the opposing leaves, 2–3-forked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, greenish-cream
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berries obovoid-globose, black 8–10 mm in diameter.
Distribution
Cayman Islands. Florida, West Indies, and continental tropical America.
Ecology
Climbing on trees, rocks and fences.
[Cayman]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 2100 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Llanura del Caribe, Pacífico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora, liana
Conservation
Preocupación Menor
[CPLC]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 0 - 2100 m.
Morphology General Habit
Climbing plant.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.
[UPB]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Guiana Shield, Caribbean, Pacific. Elevation range: 0–2100 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá, Caldas, Caquetá, Cauca, Cesar, Chocó, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindío, Risaralda, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Liana, Climbing.
Conservation
National Red List of Colombia (2021): Potential LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Agraz, Bejuco caro, Bejuco castro, Bejuco castro, Bejuco chirriador, Bejuco chirriador, Bejuco comemano, Bejuco de agua, Bejuco de caro, Bejuco ubí
[UPFC]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
agraz, bejuco Castro, bejuco chirriador, bejuco de agua, chirriador, fuente, uva de culebra, uva de gorro, uva de pajarito, yedra
[UNAL]

Uses

Use Materials Fibres
Stems - Used for basketry (Linares et al. 2008).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).
[UPB]

Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Common Names

Spanish
Agraz, bejuco de agua.

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