When Kimimaro enters the second level of his cursed seal, his spine grows longer to give him a tail-like appendage. For this technique, Kimimaro removes that spine to use as a weapon. Cartilage between the individual vertebrae makes the spine flexible for use as a whip, and the cartilage can be stretched further to increase the whip's range. The vertebrae are also modified to have spikes, making it easier for them to hook into targets. When this spine whip is wrapped around a target, it holds them in place, making it easier to kill them with Dance of the Clematis: Flower.
- Clematis florida is of the genus clematis. It's a perennial ivy that grows flowers coloured white or deep purple.