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Woody vines in the grape family.
C. quadrangularis has long been recognised and used in medicine.
Genus of about 200 species of evergreen perennials, shrubs, and climbers, some with succulent stems or roots, from tropical and subtropical forest margins and thickets.
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - insignificant flowers and small, unpalatable berries which ripen to shades of blue, red, purple or black.
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
Against a wall - over a pergola or to cover tree stumps.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, whiteflies, mealy bugs, under glass.
Place of origin - tropical and subtropical forest margins and thickets.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -