Monographs Details: Smilax
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Dioecious; fls in axillary pedunculate umbels, rather small, the staminate often a little larger than the pistillate; tep spreading, greenish or yellowish; filaments borne at the base of the tep; anthers basifixed; style none or very short; stigmas solitary or 3, oblong, recurved; ovules orthotropous, 1 or 2 per carpel. 300, cosmop.