African Plant Database

Cissus phymatocarpa Masinde & L.E. Newton
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa 44 (1993)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Cissus quadrangularis auct. sensu adnot. in herb., non Chiov.
=*Cissus rotundifolia auct. sensu Gilg & M.Brandt p.p. quoad Stuhlmann 748, non (Forssk.) Vahl
=Cissus quadrangularis var. pentagona Chiov.
=Cissus quinquangularis auct. sensu adnot. in herb., non Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber; root-tubers present; stems jointed with 4-angular and 5-angular segments on the same plant; 4-angular segments usually rectangular and 5-angular segments pentagonal in their cross-sections; internodes 2,5-16x0,4-1,3 cm,[…]
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Ecology : Coastal bush and thickets on coral rock and forest edges.
  0-900 m alt. “Not yet commonly cultivated” (2005).Confused with C. quadrangularis, C. rotundifolia, C. quinquangularis.
  Perhaps in Somalia.
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Record n°123953 modified 2007-01-31
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