General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
High climbing vine or medium shrub. Leaves about 4-6 inches long.
N/A; a vine with stems to 20 feet or more in length.
Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier and Hendry counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. In Broward County, know only from Water Conservation Area 3A.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Hammocks and swamps.
Moist, well-drained limestone or organic soils, with humusy top layer.
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light shade to full sun.
Round white drupe.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for cassius blue (Leptotes cassius), lyside sulphur (Kricogonia lyside) and southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).
It is listed as endangered by the state of Florida.