Carolinas and Georgia

3590

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Calycocarpum lyonii   FAMILY Menispermaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calycocarpum lyonii   FAMILY Menispermaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cupseed, Lyonia-vine


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Look for it in floodplain forests, wet hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

Woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare in GA & SC

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles to 28cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
6-9 sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Green at maturity, then darkening
Drupe

 

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Calycocarpum lyonii   FAMILY Menispermaceae

Cupseed, Lyonia-vine