ISI 2015-20. Cissus aff. sicyoides

The genus Cissus displays varying degrees of succulence. Most are vines, climbing with the aid of tendrils like many grape relatives in the Vitaceae. This one is pachycaulous when young but transitions into slightly succulent, vining stems with gorgeous arrowhead-shaped leaves, greenish purple above with silvery veins and rich reddish-purple below. Rooted cuts of HBG 123350, collected by D. Hannon and Thad Howard in dry forest along Hwy 37 between Km 234 and 237 in Michoac√°n, Mexico. $6.

a variety of leaf sizes and colors

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 87 (3), May - June, 2015