African Plant Database

Cayratia gracilis (Guill. & Perr.) Suess.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr., ed. 2, xx d. 278 (1953)
Information on the genus : Cayratia
Basionym : Cissus gracilis Guill. & Perr.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus gracilis Guill. & Perr. (1831)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus subdiaphana Steud. ex A. Rich. (1847)
=Cissus bigemina Harv.
=Cissus membranacea Hook. f.
=Cissus tenuicaulis Hook. f.
=Vitis gracilis (Guill. & Perr.) Baker non Wall. 1824
=Vitis tenuicaulis (Hook. f.) Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or trailing herb, 0,9-7,5 m long arising from fleshy rootstock; stems striate, ± 3 mm Ø, foliage, petioles and inflorescences glabrous or glabrescent; leaves pedately 3-9-foliolate; leaflets narrowly ovate to ovate or elliptic,1,7-10x1-6 cm,[…]
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Ecology : Tall grassland with scattered trees;forest margins;swampy and damp areas,streamside forest;savanna;clumps of trees;rock of gneiss,granitic gravel;bushland;thicket;fallows;way sides;sometimes ruderal;rain-forest with Albizia,[…]Ocotea (at edges).
  0-2130 m alt. Confused with Cyphostemma adenocaule.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; S. Africa, Namibia; Yemen.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Climber - Ht indefinite Alt: 800 - 1050 m. Distribution: LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:350 (2012)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°123765 modified 2007-04-02
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