African Plant Database

Ampelocissus bombycina (Baker) Planch.
Protologue : Vigne Amer. Vitic. Eur. 31 (1885)
Information on the genus : Ampelocissus
Basionym : Vitis bombycina Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitis bombycina Baker (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ampelocissus cinnamochroa Planch. (1885)
=Ampelocissus lecardii auct. sensu A. Chev. 1920, non Planch.
=Ampelocissus malchairii De Wild.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, trailing or climbing herb 0,3-2 m tall; stems subwoody to 5-8 mm Ø; young stems reddish tomentose to woolly, becoming subglabrous; mature leaves reddish woolly or sparsely so;petiole 1,5-12,5 cm long;stem and petiole without gland-tipped hairs[…]
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Ecology : Pterocarpus and Combretum-Terminalia woodland and wooded grassland; gallery forest; often on black cotton soil or on rocky outcrops; granitic soil; forest edges; woodland with Combretum collinum, C. molle, Annona senegalensis, etc.
  600-2000 m alt.
  Not in Tanzania (= Cissus trothae; cited by Brenan 1949).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°124005 modified 2007-01-29
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