from the September 19, 2010 Newsletter issued from
Hacienda Chichen Resort beside Chichén Itzá Ruins, central Yucatán, MÉXICO
TROPICAL GRAPES FLOWERING
A Cissus species with trifoliate leaves and yellowish inflorescences, is shown below:
A close-up of this species' flowers, this time with a blossom bearing four turned-back, yellow petals and four anther-bearing stamens, with no nectar globule, is shown below:
Really I hadn't realized that Cissus blossoms are so pretty and interesting. To discover this, first I had to get so blind that I could no longer focus up close or use my hand lens well, and thus had to photograph small things and see them on my laptop screen!