African Plant Database

Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B. Drumm.
Protologue : Kirkia 3: 18 (1963)
Information on the genus : Rhoicissus
Basionym : Cissus tomentosa Lam.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus tomentosa Lam. (1791)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vitis capensis (Willd.) Thunb. non Burm.f.
=Cissus capensis Willd. (1753)
=Rhoicissus capensis (Willd.) Planch. (1887)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane to 30 m long; stems to 25 cm Ø, with aerial roots hanging vertically from a low height (like a Ficus); occasionally a tree 3-7 m tall; young branchlets rusty-hairy, later glabrescent and with large pale lenticels; tendrils velvety;leaves simple[…]
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Ecology : Closed- or fringing forest, covering trees; montane rain-forest.
  600-1800 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland. – Mauritius, probably cultivated. Not in Tanzania (= R. tridentata, a “freak form”; Verdcourt, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Vitaceae: 8, 1993).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Climber - Ht indefinite Alt: 30 - 1230 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, WC, SWZ
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Record n°124052 modified 2007-02-02
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