African Plant Database

Cissus crusei Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Protologue : Kirkia 2: 141 (1961)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, glabrous herb to 40 cm tall; stem often unbranched, zig-zag, deeply sulcate or winged; tendrils absent; leaves digitately 5-7-foliolate; petiole 3-9,5 cm long; leaflet-lamina to 13,5 x 3,5 cm, subsessile, narrowly cuneate at base;[…]
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland on termite mounds.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : very close to C. aralioides subsp. orientalis Verdc. (intermediates possible), but is erect and lacks tendrils. Mature fruits needed for distinction between species of this group.

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 123836
Record n°123836
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