Nekemias arborea (L.) J. Wen & Boggan
Vitaceae (Grape Family)USDA Symbol: NEAR5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: Creekside, just NE of low-water crossing of Salado Creek on road from main base of Ft Sam Houston to Pershing Firing Range, San Antonio.
Habitat: Full sun. Damp, alluvial soil, often flooded.
Description: Bushy, high-climbing vine, nearly glabrous. Leaves petiolate, triangular to ovate in outline, twice-pinnate, 15+ cm long. Leaflets rhombic-ovate, acute to acuminate at apex, rounded to cuneate at base, the longest 3+ cm long, coarsely cut-toothed, dark- green above, lighter beneath. Cymes short. Berries black, pulpy, sub-globose, 1-1.5 cm dia.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 5, 1994
Specimen number: 685
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0967
Accession Date: Nov 22, 1994
Accession Number: 76 Annotations: SXFXB (In fruit)