African Plant Database

Cyphostemma currorii (Hook. f.) Desc.
Protologue : Naturalia Monspel., Sér. Bot. 18: 220 (1967)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus currorii Hook. f.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus currorii Hook. f. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus crameriana Schinz (1888)
=Cyphostemma cramerianum (Schinz) Desc. (1967)
=Cissus macropus Welw. (1865)
=Cyphostemma macropus (Welw.) Desc. (1967)
=Cissus gastropus Welw. ex Planch.
=Vitis currorii (Hook. f.) Baker
=Vitis gastropus Welw. ex Planch.
=Vitis macropus (Welw.) Hook.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree < 1 to 8 m tall, quite succulent (pachycaul); trunk to 1 m Ø, straight, forming a large ovato-conical bulb towards the apex, 2-3 -brachiate, covered with a smooth herbaceous green bark and a whitish-brown pergamentaceous epidermis,[…]
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Ecology : Rocky plains and hillsides; dry mountains.
  120-180 m alt. The largest pachycaul species in the genus; cultivated.
  N Namibia (1154-1800 m alt.).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Tree, Succulent - Ht up to 7 m. Alt: 1154 - 1800 m. Distribution: NAM

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