Bryonia alba

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Bryonia alba L.

Cucurbitaceae

Life form: climber

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Cucurbitales

Bryonia alba, commonly known as bryony, is a climber.

Naming

Bryonia alba was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Bryonia alba is a species in the genus Bryonia which contains approximately 12 to 58 species and belongs to the family of the Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Bryonia alba has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are palmately lobed and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Bryonia alba produces racemes of light-green five-stellate flowers from June to July.

The climbers carry ornamental berries.

Root System

Distribution

Bryonia alba is native to Italy, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, northern Iran and Central Asia and is naturalized in France and Northern Europe.

Cultivation

The climbers tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Bryonia alba is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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