A climbing deciduous perennial shrub. Creamy yellow
sweet-scented flowers in terminal heads appear between May and July. Fruit
a small red berry.
Found growing in high maquis and forest areas from 1,000 ft to
4,500 ft. Locally common in the Marathasa range, at Stavros tis
Psokas and Stavrovouni.
Uses and Properties
The bark is employed for its' diuretic, perspirant and
emetic properties. The berries are poisonous, causing fatigue and
somnolence. Food poisoning caused by food left too long in copper
containers can be treated with an emetic made from an infusion of the bark.