sinistrorse vines. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Other plants twining spirally around an axis from right to left are called sinistrorse or sinistrorsal. From Wordnik.com. [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3] Reference
It's not that Turnbull is stupid-he can quote Kierkegaard and Pascal on angst and allude to the deaths of Schubert and Mozart and distinguish between a sinistrorse and a dextrorse Polygonum vine, etc. From Wordnik.com. [John Updike, Champion Literary Phallocrat, Drops One; Is This Finally the End for Magnificent Narcissists?] Reference
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