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Genus containing just under 10 species of dioecious climbing shrub or vine. Some species have erect growth habits and others tend to be more prostrate, with their branches growing along the ground surface. Dioecious plants produce male and female flowers on individual plants. The 6-petalled flowers are insignificant and non-showy, coloured yellow-green to white and these develop into small black drupe fruits. Petals may be entire or divided into two, termed bifid. Foliage is glossy, simple and oval in shape, with pointed tips and arranged alternately on stems. These plants are commonly called moonseed, a name shared with the closely related genus Menispermum. Plants from this genus are favoured for their foliage and commonly used in floral arrangements, particularly for weddings.