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Fire vine was a large, hardy, fast-growing Safeholdian vine.

Its runners could exceed two inches in diameter, and the plant was extremely rich in natural oils. It was considered a major hazard to human habitations, especially in areas which experienced arid, dry summers, because of its very high natural flammability and because its oil was poisonous to humans and terrestrial species of animals.

The crushed vine and its seed pods, however, were an important source of lubricating oils, and it was commercially cultivated in some areas for that reason. (MTAT)