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White Bryony

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White Bryony

Found in a clump of brambles growing out from a hedgerow.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which White Bryony (Bryonia cretica) interacts


chrisbrooks's picture

Latin name

Do you mean Bryonia dioica

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Bryonia dioica

Hi Chris

I saw Bryonia dioica in my old Wild Flowers of the British Isles book (Garrard and Streeter)but as I have been working more recently from Colllins Flower Guide (Streeter, Hart-Davies, Hardcastle, Cole and Harper)and it is down as Bryonia cretica in there, that is what I have used. Has it changed again?


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Bryonia dioica

Hi Pete, all my books say Bryonia dioica which is also the iSpot recommended name. Chris

cicuta58's picture

In Stace Edn 3

It is Bryonia dioica Jacq. I think the name cretica was short-lived.


lavateraguy's picture


It's a lumper/splitter issue. Some taxonomists have considered dioica a subspecies of cretica.