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Common name

English: Common Greenbrier


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Liliales (106)

        Family: Smilacaceae (6)(family description)

          Genus: Smilax (6)

            Epithet: rotundifolia L. (7)

Synonyms: Smilax caduca L., Smilax deltifolia Raf., Smilax engelmanniana Kunth

caduca => falling of dropping off

engelmanniana => in honor of Georg Engelmann (1809-1884), German born American botanist and physician

rotundifolia => referring to the rounded leaves


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: liana

Flower colour: beige

External links

Check for Smilax rotundifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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