Introduction to Green Walls Technology, Benefits & Design, Sept., 2008 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Twinning Motion of Vines Video:
Explanation of video <a href=” http://sciencetrack.blogspot.com/2007/07/twining-motion-of-vines.html “>here</a>
Ray R. Rothenberger, Department of Horticulture – University of Missouri, describes three3 (3) types of vines based on how they support themselves .
“Tendrils are slim, flexible, leafless stems that wrap themselves around anything they contact (Figure 1). The grape is probably the best known vine that climbs by means of tendrils. Twining vines wind their stems around any available support (Figure 2). Clinging vines climb by means of either tendrils with disklike adhesive tips that attach themselves to any surface (Figure 3) or by means of small aerial rootlets along the stems that attach themselves into crevices of a rough-textured surface (Figure 4).” Source: Ray R. Rothenberger, Department of Horticulture – University of Missouri,