African Plant Database

Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 5: 469 (1887)
Information on the genus : Rhoicissus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhoicissus cymbifolius C. A. Sm.
=Rhoicissus schlechteri Gilg & M. Brandt (1911)
=Rhoicissus drepanophylla Gilg
=*Rhoicissus jemensis Schweinf.
=Rhoicissus sansibarensis Gilg
=Vitis erythrodes auct. sensu Franch., non Fresen.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Mainly a woody climber, 1-10 m long, but also sometimes a shrub or tree 1-6 m tall; usually tendrils present, leaf-opposed, not on flowering branches and often lacking in herbarium specimens; stems porous with copious watery sap (potable);[…]
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Ecology : Grassland; (dry disturbed) bushland and woodland; Juniperus, Olea, Teclea forest edges; Tarchonanthus, Juniperus associations; sometimes on river banks; coastal bushland, etc.; coral rocks and cliffs.
  0-2460 m alt. Possible confusion with R. tridentata, but “the taxa become increasingly distinct from each other as one moves northwards from South Africa” (Verdcourt, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Vitaceae: 11, 1993).[…]
  S. Africa; Saudi Arabia, Yemen; Comoro Isl. Spontaneous in Ghana ?
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial - Tree, Shrub, Climber - Ht up to 3.5 m. Alt: 350 - 1800 m. Distribution: GA, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

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 :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 13 (1986).
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carte afrique num 124048
Record n°124048
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