African Plant Database

Cissus polyantha Gilg & M. Brandt
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 444, 467 (1911) 
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane, juicy, to 9-15 m long; young stems green in life, glabrous to densely pubescent; older stems soft, pliable, with smooth red-brown bark, sometimes glaucous; tendrils present; leaves red when young, […]
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Ecology : Rocky hollow with grassland and thicket of Terminalia, Ficus, Tamarindus, Tricalysia, Harrisonia; closed forest; swampy and humid forests; regrowth; forest gallery; savanna on granitic gravel; edge of rock and on rocks.
  1-1500 m alt. Difficult to distinguish from C. oliveri, C. sciaphila. C. polyantha has more extensive inflorescences (fide Verdcourt, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Vitaceae: 31, 1993).
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:351 (2012)
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    carte afrique num 123869
    Record n°123869 modified 2007-02-28
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