Climbing Greenleaf Species in Fillimet | World Anvil

Climbing Greenleaf

The Climbing Greenleaf thrives in partial to full sunlight, climbing on other plants or structures or providing thick groundcover. The leaves can be used medically in controlled quantities to reduce swelling but become poisonous in large quantities.

Basic Information


Climbing Greenleaf is a leafed climbing vine which climbs available structures including trees. It also thrives as ground cover. The leaves all stem from the same side of the vine, and typically face the same direction if climbing.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Climbing Greenleaf's vines are useful as a simple but relatively secure rope, although it is not nearly as flexible as traditional rope. Its leaves can be steamed or boiled to provide a poultice to reduce swelling or a tea to alleviate headaches.   The leaves can only be consumed in small quantities, unfortunately. Too high a concentration of Greenleaf has the opposite effect, resulting in swelling throughout the body as well as headaches, joint pain, and even death.

Symbiotic and Parasitic organisms

The Climbing Greenleaf utilizes other plans and buildings to provide structure for its growth, wrapping around the tree or digging small growth into the building in order to keep its form. While any initial damage is minor the Greenleaf has been known to strangle its growing host or cause structures to crumble as it grows in size and weight each year.
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
green leaves, turning orange and yellow as Frost approaches

Cover image: Nature Leaf Vine by yampenny


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