African Plant Database

Cissus palmatifida (Baker) Planch.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 5: 473 (1887)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Basionym : Vitis palmatifida Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitis palmatifida Baker (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus triangularis A. Chev. (1950)
=Cissus vuilletii A. Chev. (1950)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-woody climber, stems suberect at first, 1,8 m tall, woody, terete, finely striate, villose when young, glabrous when mature, then trailing or climbing, often purple-tinged; root large, fleshy; leaves 5-15 cm each way, 3-5-lobed,[…]
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Ecology : Savanna; open forest; forest gallery; fallows; on laterite (bowal); rocks; sandy or sandy-clayey soils.
  Not in Angola (= C. wellmanii).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:351 (2012)
More info on :
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°123866 modified 2007-01-31
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