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Cissus antarctica 'Minima' ha: more dwarf, compact, branches horizontal
 
Cissus discolor


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lu: traditionally a stunning conservatory vine, this species is now becoming popular
lu: as a "summer vine" or "tropical annual". It grows rapidly enough in warmer
lu: states and presents many shields of color that are sure to get any visitor's
lu: attention. It is something like a climbing rex begonia for beauty.
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Ellen Danica' ls: more deeply incised or cut, toothed, margins undulate
eval: the most showy leaf of all the cultivars
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Fionia' ha: slower growing
lt: blades thicker, waxier
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Fionia Supreme' ns: a selected clone from Rhapis Gardens (online catalog 2001)
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Karita' ha: upright, less trailing with thicker stems than most cultivars
lt: thicker blade than 'Mini Manda'
ll: larger blade than 'Mini Manda'
lm: larger teeth than 'Mini Manda'
so:
Rhapis Gardens (online catalog 2001)
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Manda Compact' ('Manda Compacta') ha: as 'Mandaiana' but shorter internodes, tighter foliage mass
lm: coarser teeth than 'Mandaiana'
or, so:
Rhapis Gardens c. 1980 (online catalog 2001)
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Manda Supreme' ns: a selected clone from Rhapis Gardens (online catalog 2001)
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Mandaiana' ha: upright at first, initially without tendrils, "self-heading" or
ha: self-supporting in production
st: thicker than species typical
lv: glabrous above
lt: blades thickers
lw: leaflets wider than species typical
lc: glossier, darker green than species typical. Good texture.
or: Manda 1935 as sport
ns: some plants under this name are not of the clone
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Mandaiana Variegata' provisional name lc: as 'Mandaiana' but sectored in yellow
so, ph:
Rhapis Gardens (online catalog 2001)
ns: this Latin name is not valid, so it must be renamed.
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Mini Manda' ha: a smaller version of 'Mandaiana'
so:
Rhapis Gardens (online catalog 2001)
 
Cissus rhombifolia 'Minima' ha: dwarf, compact, a juvenile form which eventually matures.
 
Cissus trifoliata

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J.C.. Raulston Arboretum. June 2003.

lu: this rare vine is quite interesting for its texture. The leaves are semi-succulent and have
lu: nicely sized teeth and lobes. While it has a passing similarity to the lobed form of
lu: common poison ivy, the blades are not so shiny and are much more fleshy and thick.