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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 119-01-001:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Berchemia scandens

 

COMMON NAME:
Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine


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image of Berchemia scandens, Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_besc_001_lvd

        

image of Berchemia scandens, Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_besc_003_lvd

        

image of Berchemia scandens, Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine

JK Marlow    jkm100508_028

May    Charleston County    SC

Drayton Hall

A woody climbing vine with alternate, oval to elliptic-lanceolate leaves, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Berchemia scandens, Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine

JK Marlow    s090716_080

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Lateral veins nearly straight, evenly spaced and parallel, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 119-01-001:
Berchemia scandens   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Berchemia scandens

 

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2620

Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Apparently dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: swamp forests, bottomlands, streambanks, also upland in mesic to even xeric forests, woodlands, glades, and prairies over calcareous rock or sediment, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
5-merous
5-toothed calyx
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue-black
Drupe

 

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