African Plant Database

Rhoicissus digitata (L. f.) Gilg & M. Brandt
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 439 (1911) 
Information on the genus : Rhoicissus
Basionym : Rhus digitata L. f.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhus digitata L. f. (1782)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhus cirrhiflora L. f. (1782)
=Rhoicissus cirrhiflora (L. f.) Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
=*Cissus thunbergii Eckl. & Zeyh. (1835)
=Cissus cirrhiflora Eckl. & Zeyh.
=Rhoicissus thunbergii Planch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody climber to 15 m long or scandent shrub or bushy tree to 3-4 m tall; young parts densely red-hairy with rather long hairs, later glabrescent and with pale lenticels; tendrils glabrescent, leaf-opposed; leaves digitately 3-5-foliolate;[…]
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Ecology : Usually in riverine fringing vegetation.
  Records (as R. thunbergii) from NE Tanzania are probably R. revoilii (Verdcourt, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Vitaceae: 8, 1993).
  E S. Africa (0-600 m alt.; coastal dunes, dry sand forest).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Climber - Ht indefinite Alt: 0 - 600 m. Distribution: EC, KN, WC
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Record n°124044 modified 2007-02-05
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