Vitis tiliifolia is a New World liana in the grape... more
Vitis tiliifolia - seeds
Vitis tiliifolia is a New World liana in the grape family commonly known as Caribbean grape. Other names include West Indian grape, water vine, and water tie-tie and water-wise. It is a climbing shrub with thick, woody stems that can be over 20 ft long and up to 8" in stem diameter. The plant climbs into the trees and shrubs in the forest, supporting itself by means of coiled tendrils. Best known for the watery sap that can be obtained from the stems, the plant also yields a sour fruit, has local medicinal uses and can be used as cordage.