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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2016 2:08 PM CST
I have a vine that I don't recognize. It's growing up an oak tree amidst other vines like Virginia Creeper, Poison Ivy and Pothos (I've yanked out the Va. Creeper and Poison Ivy) and I can't figure out what it is. We have so many different types of vines on the property including those listed above as well as Saw Greenbriar (Smilax bona-nox ) and Mikania scandens but this one I'm drawing a blank with. I'm wondering if it might even be another variety of Smilax? I thought it could possibly be White Vine (Sarcostemma clausum) which is a Florida native. The habit reminds me of one of the photos at this site: http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/photo.aspx?ID=1861 I haven't seen any sign of blooms but we've only been in the house a little over a month. Leaves and stems have white milky sap when broken. Does it look familiar to anyone?


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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 18, 2016 10:14 AM CST
If it have opposite leaf and milky sap, maybe it come from Apocynaceae family.

Is it climbing dogbane (Trachelospermum difforme) ?

http://forestry.sfasu.edu/faculty/stovall/dendrology/index.p...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 18, 2016 4:45 PM CST
It does resemble Thyrsanthella difformis I'll have to keep a watch out for blooms!
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 18, 2016 6:05 PM CST
How about Funastrum clausum? http://www.floridasnature.com/images/White%20Twinevine.jpg
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
XiaoLong
Jun 18, 2016 7:53 PM CST
[quote="HamiltonSquare"]How about Funastrum clausum? ]http://www.floridasnature.com/images/White%20Twinevine.jpg[/...

Comparing the leaf surface from the photos, its look closer to Funastrum clausum. Its also member of Apocynaceae family and and have that milky white sap too.

Checking the flower will make sure which one it is Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 19, 2016 9:45 AM CST
@HamiltonSquare/Leslieray, that photo looks identical to it!
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