African Plant Database

Cissus arguta Hook. f.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 261 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vitis arguta (Hook. f.) Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stem wide-climbing, to 5 m tall and more, much branched, firm, herbaceous, woody or rather fleshy, naked, subterete or sometimes tetragonous, almost glabrous when young; leaves cordate-ovate 7,5-10x5-3,7 cm, petiole ± 2,5 cm long;[…]
  see more in the book
Ecology : Aningera altissima, Chlorophora, Celtis rain-forest; half deciduous rain-forest; swampy forest; forest gallery; savannas; field; thicket. – Weedy.
  In habit and the shape of cutting of its leaves, this species comes near the Asiatic Vitis flexuosa Thunb. var. parvifolia (Roxb.) Gagnep. (not “V. parviflora” sphalm. in F.T.A. 1: 392, 1868).[…]
  Our map is probably quite approximate.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:350 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 677 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°123825 modified 2007-01-30
Feedback about this record