African Plant Database

Cyphostemma lanigerum (Harv.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 2: 483 (1966)
Information on the genus : Cyphostemma
Basionym : Cissus lanigera Harv.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cissus lanigera Harv. (1860)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cissus lanigera var. holubii Planch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing herb; stems from a tuberous rootstock, densely white pubescent or tomentose and usually with some scattered capitate glands; tendrils present; leaves 3-5-foliolate; petiole to 2 cm long, indumentum as for the stems; leaflets subsessil[…]
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Ecology : Granite kopjes.
  Cultivated at, e.g., Zürich, Switzerland (Städtische Sukkulenten-Sammlung); Inst. Bot. Graz, Austria (Teppner in Fritschiana 39: 30-31, 2003).
  S. Africa (former Transvaal, Natal), Swaziland, Namibia (1300-1500 m alt.).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Climber - Ht indefinite Alt: 1300 - 1500 m. Distribution: GA, LP, MP, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 161 (1997).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°124081 modified 2007-02-02
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