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Cyphostemma juttae (Dinter & Gilg) Desc.
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus juttae Dinter & Gilg
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus juttae Dinter & Gilg (1912)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent pachycaul shrub or tree 1-2(-4) m tall, with a few thick branches; stem to 1 m Ø, conical, producing 3-5 leaves in flushes; bark pale green, smooth, peeling in short creamy papery flakes; leaves simple, deeply lobed when young[…]
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Ecology : Dry stony places, rocky hillsides.
  Widely cultivated. Growing easily from seed and cuttings.– Vulnerable to illegal collection for the pachycaul trade.
  Namibia (1000-1200 m alt.)Most references give Namibia as distribution area. However, Descoings [Succulentes (France) No Special: 44, 2004] also mentions “a small area in Angola”. […]Not mapped.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Tree, Succulent - Ht 1 - 2 m. Alt: 1000 - 1200 m. Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 49: t.1956 (1987).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 161 (1997).
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