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Periploca graeca Linnaeus, 1753

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Periploca graeca Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Silkvine [En], Périploque grecque, Périploque de Grèce, Bourreau-des-arbres [Fr], Griechische Baumschlinge [De], Periploca maggiore [It], Περιπλοκάδα, Περίπλοκα η Ελληνική [Gr], Yunan İpekotu [Tu]

Kerkini, SERRES ● Greece

Description: Hardy vine which can grow to 20 m high.
The leaves are simple, opposite, entire, glossy.
The flowers purple-brown, five-pointed open with an indescribable musky perfume.
The five petals or the sepals are fused into a cup or tube.
The fruits are banana-like seed-pods with silky seeds.

Biology: It flowers from May to August.

Habitat: Woods, thickets and riverbanks.

Distribution: It is native to south-eastern Europe and the Middle East, and is sparingly naturalized in scattered locations in the eastern United States.

Caution: The sap and the fruit is poisonous.

References:
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