Carolina snailseed, Carolina coralbead, Carolina moonseed, Red berried moonseed, Carolina red berried moonseed Menispermaceae (Moonseed Family)
USDA Symbol:COCA USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Moonseed-Vine, Carolina Snailseed
Location: 90 m S of Campden Circle & midway from Oakwell Farms Pky to Ira Lee Rd--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Habitat: Climbing/twining in shade of shrubs & small trees.
Description: Stout, unarmed, woody vine. Exstipulate. Leaves cordate, dark-green above, lighter & downy beneath, 5x5 cm overall, emarginate. Flowers not present. Fruit a fleshy, red drupe, ovoid, 5 mm dia, drying black, one-seeded. Seed brown, rough, flattened, crescent shaped.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Sep 9, 1993
Specimen number: 509
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0772
Accession Date: May 26, 1994
Accession Number: 58Annotations: Monoecious/pistillate (In fruit)