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Smilax chinaFamily: Smilacaceae
Japanese: サルトリイバラ (Saru tori ibara)
Is there an English common name for this species? If not, I nominate Hellvine. Or maybe deciduous barbed wire. This is the thorny vine that loves to snare you in the forest and rip your clothes and refuses to let go until it's drawn blood. I'm okay with the other smilax species here. It's just this one that is found mostly in overgrown areas at middle elevations that bothers me.
屋久島高地の植物 川原 勝征,2001:南方新社.
米倉浩司・梶田忠 (2003-) 「BG Plants 和名－学名インデックス」（YList），http://ylist.info（ 2016年9月13日）.