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Serjania brachycarpa (Littlefruit slipplejack)
Pyle, Lynn

Serjania brachycarpa

Serjania brachycarpa A. Gray

Littlefruit Slipplejack, Serjania

Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family)


USDA Symbol: SEBR4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Dioecious
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: High climber, up to about 10 feet long.
Fruit: Three broadly-winged attached samara-like mericarps.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Flood plains, bottomland

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay


Use Ornamental: Ground cover, Forms a dense mantle, Garden
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Serjania brachycarpa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Serjania brachycarpa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Serjania brachycarpa


Record Modified: 2023-05-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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