Menispermaceae

 

The liana referred to as Cipó Bota is most probably part of the family Menispermaceae. The one growing at Amazonat has not been identified yet to genus level, although it shows affinity to Cissampelos sp. (1). Near Amazonat it is mainly known for its abortive properties during the first month of pregnancy (2).

(1) Hopkins, MJ (1990) Flora da Reserva Ducke. INPA-DFID

(2) Guides at Amazonat (pers. comm.)