African Plant Database

Cyphostemma congestum (Baker) Desc. ex Wild & R.B. Drumm.
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 2: 473 (1966)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Vitis congesta Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitis congesta Baker (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus fleckii Schinz (1908)
=Cyphostemma fleckii (Schinz) Desc. (1967)
=Cissus marlothii Dinter & Gilg (1909)
=Cyphostemma marlothii (Dinter & Gilg) Desc. (1967)
=Cissus amboensis Schinz
=Cissus congesta (Baker) Planch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate or climbing herb with a tuberous root; stems striate, greyish-pubescent or - puberulous with scattered ± long capitate-glandular hairs, sometimes glands very few, rarely quite absent; tendrils present; leaves ± subfleshy, 3-5-foliolate,[…]
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Ecology : Woodland; near river banks.
  900-1600 m alt. (S. Africa). Cultivated at the Botanic Garden, Graz, Austria (Fritschiana 39: 23-40, 2003).
  Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Scrambler - Length indefinite Alt: 900 - 1600 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 161 (1997).
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