African Plant Database

Cyphostemma buchananii (Planch.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 2: 480 (1966)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus buchananii Planch.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus buchananii Planch. (1887)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus fragariifolia Bojer
=Cissus koehneana F. Hoffm.
=Cissus stuhlmannii Gilg
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scrambling or climbing ± weak rather viscid herb 1,5-2,5 m long, nearly always drying black; rootstock a large tuber; stem rather slender, with short often sparse pubescence and longer but still short red gland-tipped hairs 0,5-1 mm long; nodes red[…]
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Ecology : Forest edges; open forests; coastal thicket on old coral reefs, etc.; bushland; woodland with Brachystegia, Julbernardia, etc.; wooded grassland; old cultivations; rocky hills.
  0-1125 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Climber - Ht indefinite Alt: 700 - 850 m. Distribution: LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1966). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 2[2]: 480-481

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 6-7 (1986).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 161 (1997).
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Record n°124064 modified 2007-02-01
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