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Taxon: Cissus trifoliata (L.) L.

Genus: Cissus
Family: Vitaceae subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 10629
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:897. 1759
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 25-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Sep-2005
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • ivy treebine   (Source: F Tex [as C. incisa]) – English
  • marine-ivy   (Source: F Missouri ed2 ) – English
  • marinevine   (Source: F Missouri ed2 ) – English
  • possum-grape   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. incisa]) – English
  • sorrelvine   (Source: Websters Dict [as C. incisa]) – English
  • vine-sorrel   (Source: Websters Dict [as C. incisa]) – English
  • hierba del buey   (Source: F Tex [as C. incisa]) – Spanish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida [s. & c.], Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Yucatan
    Caribbean: Aruba; Bahamas; Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix, St. Thomas
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Loja [possibly]


  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Lombardi, J. A. 1995. Typification of names of South American Cissus (Vitaceae). Taxon 44:203.
  • Lombardi, J. A. 2000. Vitaceae: Generos Ampelocissus, Ampelopsis, e Cissus. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 80:185.
  • Long, R. W. & O. Lakela. 1971. A flora of tropical Florida.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida.
  • Yatskievych, G. 1999–. Steyermark's Flora of Missouri, revised edition.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.


Check other web resources for Cissus trifoliata (L.) L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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