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Whip Vine, False Rattan
This beautiful, clustering climbing plant looks like an unarmed rattan palm but is related to grasses. Its slender canes can grow to 15 m long and climb into the canopy of other trees. Its wide leaves have very thin, curly tips that serve as climbing aids. Flagellaria indica is widely distributed in tropical forests between eastern Africa, southern China, Australia and the southwest Pacific to 1500 m. Thw Whip Vine is easily grown in most tropical and warm temperate climates.