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climber identification

Post by oortclouddomicile » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:58 am

great botanical souls, please help me identify this climber. i have attached photos.

the plant has alternate leaves with each node containing a leaf, a tendril, and sometimes one or more adventitious roots. the leaves are dark green, serrate, thick and glossy when new. the oldest ones are about 3 inches in diameter. flowers are small and occur in bunches. vegetative propogation by stem cutting possible.
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Post by oortclouddomicile » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:00 am

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Post by kotoreru » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:39 am

Looks amazing, sorry I can't help you out :( I hope someone here can shed some light on the situation.
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Post by oortclouddomicile » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:19 pm

it seems to be a xerophyte and i am from india.
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Post by kotoreru » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:18 pm

Have you just inferred that from the thick, waxy leaves?
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Post by oortclouddomicile » Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:34 am

no. it can survive a week or two without needing to be watered. can you give me some insights into the classification of climbers within plants. like do they all belong to a particular division or are they scattered?
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Post by didymocarpus » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:07 pm

they are scattered :)

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Post by oortclouddomicile » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:13 pm

thank you. but still no clues to what it might be.

just an update this.. the plant is secreting some kind of exudate in drops at the nodes, leaves and stem of the growing part. resemble insect eggs but they are not. will try to collect them and see if i can get it characterized. might take a long long time.

a couple of new photos - note the droplet-exudate.
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Post by ivygirl_5 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:01 am

Thank you for the indepth description of your plant and the great photos. They are both extremely helpful with the id. I will go through my keys tonight to try and identify it for you. I have a good idea. May I ask what color the flowers are and the number of petals? Any info on the flowers will be of use for the id.

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Post by ivygirl_5 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:49 am

I've been looking in my keys for the last hour and I may just have found your plant.

Vitaceae -- Cissus rotundifolia (aka: Arabian Wax Cissus, Peruvian grape ivy)

This climber has both tendrils and round, dark-green, fleshy, serrated, alternate leaves. It also secretes sugar droplets. I'm 99% sure this is your plant. I hope this helps. :D

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Post by oortclouddomicile » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:10 pm

hey, thanks a lot.
i'll see if i can find information on the species you've mentioned... and verify.
it flowered once. but the flowers were too small small..and i am sorry i didn't pay enough attention then.
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Post by oortclouddomicile » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:20 pm

yeah, that's the one. thanks again.
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