SOLVED: weird wild vine

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

Here are the roots coming from the stem I cut last spring. I thought the rest of the vine would die off and I'd just pull it out.

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Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

But the roots grew down and into the soil.

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Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

It's like a succulent leaf, grows like a virginia creeper but it's easier to break.

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Austin, TX

I'm not sure what that vine is called, but I've seen mustang grapevines do the same thing -- growing roots two feet down from a severed trunk into the soil. That's obviously not a mustang grapevine. I thought I'm mention it though. Apparently, that's not so uncommon a survival technique.

Austin, TX

Maybe Cissus trifoliata or rhombifolia?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54583/

This message was edited Sep 22, 2010 3:23 PM

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

so close there victor, I'm checking family members



here's roots!
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/131085/

This message was edited Sep 22, 2010 4:36 PM

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/186179/


This more mature leaf may look like this picture if I fed it and potted it up. It's growing in the back yard somewhat out of control.

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Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

The C. rhombifolia looks the closest from what I've seen so far. I think my leaves are thicker, more succulent, though.
I'll leave it open and investigate more. And I'll go check the ones in the back yard, see what's going on.

Thanks victor, for your quick reply.

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

well, it's going in a pot, I'll feed it and see what happens.

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

Now this is getting more interesting. It's got to be the trifolate, when I found these tubers I knew from cactuslovers photos. Can't wait 'til it flowers.

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Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

It hasn't rained here in like a month and these plants were doing wonderful.

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Scott Bar, CA(Zone 6a)

Seeing the bulbs (probably not the correct botanical term) makes me think of Rhoicissus tridentata, Bitter Grape or Bushman's Grape.

Bill

Lecanto, FL(Zone 9a)

Cissus incisa
Cissus trifoliata
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/61655/
Thanks, victorengel

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