African Plant Database

Cissus ruspolii Gilg
Protologue : Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 4: 186
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cayratia ruspolii (Gilg) Suess. (1953)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbaceous climber or creeper to 1,5 m long from a woody rootstock, glabrous to sparsely pubescent; tendrils simple or rarely bifid; leaves 3-foliolate; median leaflet narrowly elliptic, narrowly oblong or lanceolate, 3,5-12x1-3,5 cm, acute at apex[…]
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Ecology : Dry Juniperus forest; Acacia-Commiphora, Acacia-Combretum, Combretum-Terminalia woodland and bushland on rocky slopes and on red sandy to loamy soil; Acacia woodland on alluvial soil; grassland on black clay; scrub; sometimes on old termite mounds[…]
  1065-1700 m alt.Placed by Gilg & M. Brandt in section Cayratia, but is a true Cissus (flowers in pseudoumbels not in divaricate cymes; flower buds conical and not globose; seeds: vide Nord. J. Bot. 4: 36, 1984).
  Not in Somalia.
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carte afrique num 123880
Record n°123880
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