Tinospora smilacina

Tinospora smilacina

Tinospora smilacina

(Snake vine)

FAMILY

Menispermaceae

Species

Tinospora smilacina

Common name

Snake vine

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white, green; vine

Campus

Townsville

Description

This vine is growing along the creek as well as over the fence near Biomedical Sciences opposite DB 87. The leaves are triangular to arrow-shaped, up to 10 x 6 cm; small glandular patches or a form of domatia are usually found near the base of the leaf blade, in the axils; 5 prominent veins arise from the base. Flowers unisexual, males are greenish, females have white sepals; fruits are ovoid, red berries to 10 x 9 mm.