African Plant Database

Cissus cornifolia (Baker) Planch.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 5: 492 (1887)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Basionym : Vitis cornifolia Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitis cornifolia Baker (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus lonicerifolia C.A. Sm. (1932)
=Cissus volkensii Gilg
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or semi-scandent rarely climbing shrub or treelet 0,2-2,1 m tall arising from a large tuberous fire-resistant rootstock; stems cylindrical, to 4 mm Ø, with ± swollen nodes, ferruginous-tomentose, sparsely hairy or glabrescent, […]
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; Commiphora, Acacia, Euphorbia thicket; Acacia, Strophanthus, Royena thicket; scattered-tree grassland; grassland; often on granite outcrops; sometimes on black soil; occasionally persisting in cultivations;[…]
  from the coast to 2300 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub, Climber - Ht up to 3 m. Alt: 300 - 1250 m. Distribution: BOT, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:350 (2012)
  • 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 for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 2-3 (1986).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 677 (2006).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°123777 modified 2007-01-30
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