African Plant Database

Cissus welwitschii (Baker) Planch.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 5: 489 (1887)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Basionym : Vitis welwitschii Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitis welwitschii Baker (1868)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Vigorous climber 1,8-9 m long, or shrubby, with aerial roots; stems cylindrical, copiously branched, glabrous, often spotted black and granular, never 4-angular and not developing corky wings; bark on old stems sometimes wrinkled and purplish black.
Ecology : Riverine fringes; termite mounds in Brachystegia woodland; rather rare in primitive forest; semi-evergreen bushland and woodland; Commiphora-Delonix thicket; associations with Adansonia, Commiphora, Brachystegia; often on large rocky (granite) outcrops.
  500-1350 m alt. Closely related to C. fragilis E. Mey. ex Kunth in Transvaal and Natal. Also near C. migeodii.
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carte afrique num 123890
Record n°123890 modified 2007-01-31
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