African Plant Database

Ampelocissus abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Planch.
Protologue : Vigne Amer. Vitic. Eur. 24 (1885)
Information on the genus : Ampelocissus
Basionym : Vitis abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitis abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus pauli-guilielmii Schweinf. (1868) quoad lectotypus p. von Wurtenberg
=Vitis cavicaulis Baker (1868)
=Ampelocissus cavicaulis (Baker) Planch. (1885)
=Ampelocissus calophylla Gilg ex De Wild.
=Ampelocissus cussoniifolia (Planch.) Planch.
=Cissus cussoniifolia Planch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber with herbaceous stems to liane, stem to 0,8-1,2 cm Ø, 4-7 m long, often marked with deep blackish crimson spots, glabrous to sparsely pubescent, usually flowering when almost leafless; tendrils branched, borne on the peduncles;[…]
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Ecology : Bamboo forest; light woodland; evergreen forest; ravines; scrub after cultivation; wooded savannas; forest gallery.
  1-2500 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 676 (2006).
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Record n°124003 modified 2007-04-02
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