African Plant Database

Cissus aphylla Chiov.
Protologue : Res. Sci. Somal. Ital. 1: 5 (1916)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Cissus aphyllantha auct. p.p., sensu Gilg & M.Brandt quoad Ruspoli & Riva 1031 (1930)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scrambling shrub or woody climber to 1-3 m tall; stems reddish when young, later pale to dark grey, somewhat angled and ridged, glabrous, usually leafless when flowering; tendrils few, 3,5-5 cm long; leaves ovate, 1-4,5x0,7-2,5 cm,[…]
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Ecology : Open bushland to dense mixed thicket of Acacia, Commiphora, Terminalia, Grewia, etc.; yellowish brown sandy alluvial loam with Acacia, Commiphora bushland.
  30-750 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 677 (2006).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 123824
Record n°123824
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