African Plant Database

Cissus petiolata Hook. f.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 262 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus bignonioides Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
=Vitis hochstetteri Miq. (1863)
=Cissus hochstetteri (Miq.) Planch. (1887)
=Cissus petiolata var. pubescens Dewit
=Vitis suberosa Baker (1868)
=Cissus suberosa (Baker) Planch. (1887)
=Cissus flamignii De Wild.
=*Cissus koumiensis A. Chev.
=Vitis dubia auct. sensu Martelli 1886, non Lawson 1875
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Somewhat succulent liane or scrambler 1,8-18 m long or forming tangled masses on rocks and vegetation; stems 4-angled, glabrous or slightly hairy or young shoots and leaves sometimes ferruginous hairy, becoming woody and developing corky wings[…]
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Ecology : Forest edges; forest gallery; regrowths; thicket; lowland rain-forest; Acacia mixed bushland; rocky ground with scattered trees (e.g. Cussonia) and shrubs; wooded savanna; fallows; closed half-deciduous forest; closed dry forest; […]
  Also planted (fide Tisserant). Similar to C. oliveri, but leaves different.
  Not in Somalia (= C. ellenbeckii).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:351 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°123868 modified 2007-01-31
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