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Periploca graeca

Periploca graeca (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Periplocoideae
Genus: Periploca
Species: Periploca graeca

Periploca graeca L., Sp. Pl. 1: 211. 1753.

Periploca laeta Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 148 (1796), nom. superfl.
Periploca maculata Moench, Methodus: 46 (1794).
Asclepias dioscoridis Fraas, Syn. Pl. Fl. Class.: 159 (1845).
Periploca graeca var. vestita Rohlena, Sitzungsber. Königl. Böhm. Ges. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. 1: 84 (1911).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Skopje, ?Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece (incl. Kiklades), East Aegaean Isl., European Turkey,
Continental: Asie
Northern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia [Caucasus], ?Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Turkey (E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, S-Anatolia, SE-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), Iran (N-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia), Israel (Rift Valley), Jordania (S-Jordania), Lebanon (Antilebanon, C-Lebanon, coastal W-Lebanon)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 211. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Periploca graeca in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 13. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Periploca graeca. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Periploca graeca. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 13 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Periploca graeca in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 13.
Tropicos.org 2018. Periploca graeca. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Oct. 13.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Periploca graeca in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
azərbaycanca: Yunan güyəməsi
čeština: Svidina obecná
dansk: Græsk Træranke
Deutsch: Griechische Baumschlinge
فارسی: پریپلکا گراکا
suomi: Kreikansilkkisarvi
français: Périploque grecque
magyar: Görögtekercs
italiano: Periploca maggiore
русский: Обвойник греческий
svenska: Europeisk trädslinga
Türkçe: Yunan İpekotu

Periploca graeca, the silkvine, is an ornamental plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to southern Europe and the Middle East, and is sparingly naturalized in scattered locations in the eastern United States.[2][3][4][5]

1824 illustration from Sydenham Edwards, Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants, Cultivated in British Gardens, 1824
Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
"Periploca graeca (silkvine)". Go Botany. New England Wildflower Society.
Altervista Flora Italiana, Periploca Maggiore, Periploca graeca L. includes distribution maps for Europe + North America
"Periploca graeca". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.

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