This member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by
Jules Émile Planchon in 1887. It is found
in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, growing in a rather rich but drained soil with
quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 metres in
height. The small
flowers are red with a yellow centre.
Named after John Tweedie