African Plant Database

Cissus quinquangularis Chiov.
Protologue : Fl. Somala 2: 142 (1932)
Information on the genus : Cissus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent climbing plant 2-several m long, similar to C. quadrangularis; all but oldest stems slender, 2,5-4 mm wide in dry state, 5-angled, the angles brown or ± purple, horny, sharp; older stems to 1,2 cm wide, more obtusely angled, glabrous[…]
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Ecology : Trachylobium, Cynometra, Combretum schumannii, Tamarindus forest; Brachystegia spiciformis woodland; grassland with scattered trees (habitats moist for entire year); mostly in soil pockets on limestone outcrops or coral; riverine forest;[…]
  0-470 m alt.
  Probably also in Tanzania.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 123958
Record n°123958
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