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DescriptionPerennial climbers with tendril-tipped leaves. Leaves alternate along the stems, sheathing at the base; apex modified into a spirally coiled tendril. Flowers in terminal panicles, bisexual or unisexual, small, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 6, free, persistent. Stamens 6. Ovary superior, 3-locular. Style 3-lobed, short or absent. Fruit a berry, 1-3-seeded.