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Common name

English: Cretan Bryony

German: Rotbeerige Zaunrübe

Portuguese: Briónia-branca


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Cucurbitales (26)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (26)(family description)

          Genus: Bryonia (1)

            Epithet: cretica Jacq. (2)

              Subspecies: dioica (Jacq.) Tutin

Synonym: Bryonia dioica Jacq.

cretica => from the island of Crete in the Mediterranean

dioica => having stamens and pistils in separate flowers on different plants


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Bryonia cretica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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