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 A serious plant by PalmBob,

Large plant from

Author:  Cornelis G. G. Jan van Steenis, 1957
Origin:  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  7 Meters
Flower:  White / Crème
Propagate:  Seeds/Rhizome 
Names:  Lamb´s Tail, Sweet Mignonette, Mignonette Vine, Madeira Vine.
Synonyms:  Boussingaultia cordifolia Tenore, 1853.
Anredera americana, J.St.-Hil.
Anredera cordifolia subsp. gracilis, Xifreda & Argimón.
Boussingaultia cordata, Spreng.
Boussingaultia gracilis, Miers
Boussingaultia gracilis f. pseudobaselloides Hauman
Boussingaultia gracilis var. pseudobaselloides, L.H.Bailey
Boussingaultia gracilis f. typica, Hauman

This member of the Basellaceae family was given this name by Cornelis Gijsbert Gerrit Jan van Steenis in 1957. It's found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Takes a lot of water in summer and quite some sun. The caudex will grow to 20 centimetres, the vines to seven meters. The flowers are white to crème. Can easy be reproduced by tubers and seeds. 

The genera from the Spanish word enredadera which refers to a twining or climbing plant. The species is from the Latin words cordata meaning 'heart-shaped' and folia meaning 'leaved' in reference to the heart-shaped leaves of this plant.

The flowers close-up by Forest & Kim Starr,