Cocculus

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cocculus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cocculus/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Family

  • Menispermaceae

Glossary

peltate
Disc-shaped and attached at centre of lower surface to a stalk (e.g. leaf of Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus).
unisexual
Having only male or female organs in a flower.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cocculus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cocculus/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

In the outdoor garden this genus is at present represented by three species, two of them climbers, the other an evergreen shrub. They are nearly allied to the ‘moon-seeds’ (Menispermum), but differ in having six petals and six stamens, whilst Menispermum has six to eight petals and twelve to twenty-four stamens and peltate leaves. The flowers are small, inconspicuous, and unisexual. The climbing species are of the easiest cultivation, growing in any soil of moderate quality, and easily propagated by division or pieces of root. They may be trained up rough branches of oak or supports of a similar nature. Their beauty, apart from the luxuriant foliage, is in their red or purplish-blue berries.